December 15th, 2014
We interview Bilal Iqbal about his real-world observational analysis of culprit-vessel vs. multivessel intervention at the time of primary PCI for STEMI.
September 1st, 2014
Until recently, MI patients receiving emergency PCI would only have the culprit artery opened. Complete revascularization of non-infarct-related arteries was performed later. The conventional wisdom was that revascularization of non-infarct-related arteries could be dangerous. That wisdom began to change last year with the PRAMI trial, which found no evidence of harm and a suggestion of benefit in […]
September 26th, 2013
Victor Montori offers his analysis of the PRAMI trial and the many ramifications of stopping an investigation early.
September 13th, 2013
CardioExchange’s Rick Lange and David Hillis interview David Wald about his group’s recently published findings from the PRAMI trial of “preventive” PCI in STEMI patients. Based on results of previous nonrandomized, observational studies, stenting non-infarct coronary stenoses during primary PCI has been discouraged. The Preventive Angioplasty in Acute Myocardial Infarction (PRAMI) trial in 465 STEMI patients assessed whether […]