Health-Status Outcomes with Invasive or Conservative Care in Coronary Disease

RCT (n=4617) reports patients assigned to the invasive strategy had greater improvement in angina-related health status than those assigned to conservative medical management (mainly observed in those patients who had angina at baseline vs those who did not).

SPS commentary:

In a related editorial, authors note that important advances have occurred in both strategies, leading to equipoise as to which approach is preferable for patients with stable ischaemic heart disease.


New England Journal of Medicine

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