Letters Optimism about PCI

New evidence about the benefits of PCI with regard to mortality

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g6624 (Published 04 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6624
  1. Martin J Farebrother, retired physician, general and respiratory medicine1
  1. 1Rochester, UK
  1. martinfarebrother{at}msn.com

Having had two stents inserted into a 3.5 cm, angled, and heavily calcified 80% stenosis of my right anterior descending coronary artery at the end of July this year, this subject is close to my heart.

My symptoms were not severe but I had some exertional breathlessness and more recently chest tightness on exertion, probably angina. The cardiologist offered percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and said that it …

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