Posts Tagged ‘Stable CAD’

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July 11th, 2014

Do FFR and IVUS Feed the Elephant?

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Rick Lange and David Hillis wonder whether the debate about the role of FFR and IVUS in patient selection for PCI is a red herring in the larger issue of revascularization in patients with stable CAD.


July 7th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: July 7th

This week’s topics include the effect of patients’ risks and preferences on health gains with plasma glucose level lowering in type 2 diabetes, a meta-analysis of revascularization vs. medical treatment in patients with stable CAD, and more.


August 9th, 2012

Go For a Walk: Can Six-Minute-Walk Distance Predict CV Events?

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In this post, Alexis Beatty discusses her Archives of Internal Medicine study, which found that the Six Minute Walk Test (6MWT) improves risk prediction in people with stable coronary heart disease (CHD). CardioExchange’s John Ryan follows up with questions for Beatty about the test. We have a number of simple tools for predicting risk of a […]


August 9th, 2011

Will ISCHEMIA Tell Us More than COURAGE? PART II: Banking on Eight Years of Equipoise

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(Continued from Part I: Aiming to Beat Bias with Blinding) On August 1, 2011, the Langone Medical Center at New York University announced that the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has provided a grant to fund the ISCHEMIA study of an invasive strategy versus optimal medical management in patients with stable coronary artery disease and […]


August 8th, 2011

Will ISCHEMIA Tell Us More Than COURAGE? Part I: Aiming to Beat Bias with Blinding

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On August 1, 2011, New York University announced that the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute would fund the ISCHEMIA study of an invasive strategy versus optimal medical management in patients with stable coronary artery disease and moderate-to-severe ischemia. We welcome the members of the study Executive Committee, chaired by Dr. Judith Hochman, to answer […]