A Quarter of 'No Option' Patients With Refractory Angina End Up Receiving Revascularization Within 2 Years
Patients with refractory angina once deemed to have no revascularization options based on angiographic assessment may need to be reevaluated within a certain time frame, according to authors of a new registry study that showed roughly one-quarter of this population receives PCI or CABG within two years. For the study, published online Aug. 5 ahead of print in
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
, Rahul Sharma, MD, and colleagues looked at 1,363 patients from the OPTIMIST registry a median of 2 1/2 years after they were designated "no option."
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