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Sixty seconds on . . . stents

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 22 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6666
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. London, UK

Is there any contest? Stents are the future, drugs are over

So you might think if your acquaintances include a lot of interventional cardiologists. The clue’s in the name.

They’re predisposed to intervene, you mean?


And they’re wrong?

A big new study suggests that in some cases they may be. The ISCHEMIA trial randomised more than 5000 patients with stable heart disease to either invasive therapy (stenting or a bypass) or to drugs, …

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