Update to stable ischemic heart disease guideline clarifies use of coronary angiography

  • July 30, 2014

A focused update to a guideline on the diagnosis and management of patients with stable ischemic heart disease clarifies when coronary angiography is appropriate to perform in that patient population.

The authors of the update also considered new evidence on chelation therapy for patients with stable ischemic heart disease and found its usefulness uncertain, and upgraded the recommendation that CABG is preferable to PCI in patients with type 2 diabetes and multivessel CAD.

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