Sixty seconds on . . . stentsBMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l6666 (Published 22 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6666
- Nigel Hawkes
- 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, …