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One year perspective on COURAGE.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18727125     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PATIENT: "Doctor, the newspaper says that medicine is as good as angioplasty". Doctor: "Ma'am you're having a heart attack". The COURAGE trial was published 1 year ago and received attention from the media, patients, and other medical specialties concerning the value of percutaneous coronary intervention. Now, 1 year later there has been time to reflect on COURAGE, and some newer data have emerged. The purpose of this article is to put into perspective the issues surrounding the COURAGE trial and suggest different approaches for future trials of stable coronary artery disease.
Carl L Tommaso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Editorial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  72     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-01     Completed Date:  2008-11-14     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  426-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / drug therapy,  etiology,  mortality,  therapy*
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary* / adverse effects
Cardiovascular Agents / therapeutic use*
Coronary Artery Disease / complications,  drug therapy,  mortality,  therapy*
Multicenter Studies as Topic*
Myocardial Infarction / etiology,  mortality,  prevention & control*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic*
Research Design
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiovascular Agents
Comment In:
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Feb 15;73(3):428   [PMID:  19133682 ]

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