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PCI, optimal medical therapy yield similar outcomes in DECISION-CTO trial

March 27, 2017

Read the Perspective from Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD

WASHINGTON — In the first randomized clinical trial to compare optimal medical therapy alone with PCI in patients with a coronary chronic total occlusion, the therapeutic strategy was noninferior to intervention for the primary endpoint of death, MI, stroke or any revascularization at 3 years.

The rate of the primary endpoint at 3 years in the intention-to-treat population of patients with a CTO was 19.6% in the optimal medical therapy group vs. 20.6% in the PCI group (P for noninferiority = .008). Measures of health-related quality of life, assessed by the Seattle Angina Questionnaire, were comparable during follow-up between the two groups.

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