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Medical and Catheter-Based Therapies for Managing Stable Coronary Disease: Lessons From the COURAGE Trial.
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PMID:  19141260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Medical and catheter-based therapies play complementary roles in treating patients with stable coronary atherosclerosis. The choice of therapy (or therapies) must be made for each patient based on coronary anatomic suitability and in the context of the patient's lifestyle, functional capacity, level of symptom limitation, and ability to take the prescribed treatment. Objective evidence of myocardial ischemia on nuclear myocardial scintigraphy is quantitatively correlated with the occurrence of death or myocardial infarction in late follow-up, and percutaneous coronary intervention added to optimal medical therapy is more effective than medical therapy alone in reducing ischemia. Coronary angiography and definition of the coronary anatomy should be performed in patients with stable angina pectoris to help in selecting the optimal treatment strategy.
Dean J Kereiakes
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1092-8464     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815942     Medline TA:  Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-53     Citation Subset:  -    
Dean J. Kereiakes, MD The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, The Lindner Center, 2123 Auburn Avenue, Suite 424, Cincinnati, OH 45219, USA.
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