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Letters Coronary artery disease

Case presented does not wash

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 19 April 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:813
  1. Michael R Chester, director
  1. National Refractory Angina Centre, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool L14 3PE
  1. mike{at}

    COURAGE comes hard on the heels of a recent cost effectiveness analysis that showed that the huge costs of angioplasty compared with medical treatment could not be justified.1 2 The study confirms that angioplasty does not improve prognosis in patients with stable angina, and this should clarify a common misunderstanding in the minds of commissioners and patients.3

    Thomas (previous letter) says …

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