Outcome of patients with stable angina pectoris treated with or without percutaneous coronary intervention.
Cardiol J. 2008;15(3):226-9
Authors: Gu Y, Hu Y, Hu L, Cheng Z, Li L
BACKGROUND: To assess the outcome of patients with stable angina pectoris treated with percutaneous coronary intervention versus medically treated patients. METHODS: Eighty patients with stable angina pectoris and coronary stenosis as confirmed in coronary angiography were treated with (n = 31) or without (n = 49) percutaneous coronary intervention in our department. All patients received optimal medical therapy and were followed up for a period of 24 months. RESULTS: Baseline clinical characteristics, including risk factors of coronary heart disease and coronary lesion type did not differ between the two groups (all p > 0.05). There was no significant difference in major adverse cardiac events (22.4% vs. 22.6%) during the 24 month follow-up between the two groups (p > 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous coronary intervention did not provide extra benefit in this group of patients with stable angina pectoris receiving standard medical treatment in terms of 24 months major adverse outcomes.
PMID: 18651414 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]