Angina reduction after BRSs implantation: Correlation with changes in coronary hemodynamics

Nick E.J. West, Adam John Dunbar Brown, Stephen P. Hoole

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Despite huge advances in interventional cardiology, as a specialty we remain rooted in the immediate: most novel devices are assessed at short-term time points with low-frequency clinical endpoints that have to be combined into composites in order to provide a reasonable chance of demonstrating either noninferiority or superiority [1,2]. As far as longer-term patient prognosis goes, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) provides at best a modest impact, with benefits largely confined to patients with substantial ischemic burden [3] or acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction [4].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBioresorbable Scaffolds
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Basic Concept to Clinical Applications
EditorsYoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W.J.C. Serruys
Place of PublicationBoca Raton
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781498779777
ISBN (Print)9781498779746
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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