Poll Results: The STICHES Trial
The results of the most recent Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention Clinical Topic Collection survey are displayed here. The majority (85%) of respondents felt that the results of the STICHES trial (showing an improved 10-year survival for patients with congestive heart failure with a low left ventricular ejection fraction undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery) would increase percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) use in this patient population. One third indicated that the increase would be only in patients who are surgical turndowns. Only 17% thought there would be a significant increase in PCI based on the STICHES trial. In summary, the importance of revascularization in patients with congestive heart failure with a low left ventricular ejection fraction is growing, and that increase in the use of PCI will likely focus predominantly on surgical turndowns.
The number of responses increased this past month. Thanks for all participating.
Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.
Keywords: Angiography, Cardiac Surgical Procedures
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