Outcomes equal between medical therapy and cardiac stents in stable coronary artery disease

Optimal medical therapy works equally as well as implanting a coronary artery stent in patients with stable coronary artery disease to prevent death, nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI), unplanned revascularization, or angina, a new meta-analysis has found.

With coronary artery disease (CAD) on the rise in India, industry estimates place the number of stents implanted per year at between 150,000 and 200,000.

Researchers at Stony Brook Medical Center, New York City, United States, performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of 8 published clinical trials that enrolled 7,229 stable patients after ...

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