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TCT: PCI No Better Than Sham For Stable Angina in ORBITA

from MedPage Today and American College of Cardiology

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was no better than a sham procedure at providing relief to stable angina patients, the 200-person ORBITA trial showed. At 6 weeks after having been randomized to drug-eluting stents (DES) or a sham procedure, patients had similar improvements in exercise time (28.4 more seconds with PCI versus 11.8 more seconds with placebo, P=0.200), according to the late-breaking trial presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting. ORBITA was simultaneously published online in The Lancet. more

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