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Consider palliative coronary intervention

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 10 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:59
  1. Michael R Chester, director
  1. 1National Refractory Angina Centre, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool L14 3PE
  1. chester{at}

    The recommendation by Yank et al, that pharma sponsored drug trials should be interpreted with caution, is well made.1 Most percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures entail the implantation of a coronary stent. Most stent studies are funded by equipment manufacturers and are designed and conducted by researchers who believe in coronary intervention despite the lack …

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