Angiographic disease progression and residual risk of cardiovascular events while on optimal medical therapy observations from the COURAGE trial Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Cardiovascular Agents
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Disease Progression
  • Myocardial Infarction

abstract

  • Lesions originally <50% DS were index lesions in one third of patients referred for symptom-driven repeat angiography, but represented <4% of all such lesions. Nonrevascularized lesions originally ≥50% DS were more often index lesions in OMT-only patients, but still represented a minority (<25%) of all such lesions. These findings underscore the need for improved therapies to arrest plaque progression and reliable strategies for selecting stenoses warranting PCI.

publication date

  • December 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.110.960062

PubMed ID

  • 22045968

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 545

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 4

number

  • 6