Original Article

ASEAN Heart Journal

, 22:1

First online:

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Pro Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in Patients with Stable Angina (SA)

  • Vincent MichielsAffiliated withCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
  • , Eric EeckhoutAffiliated withCentre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois Email author 


In this article, we will defend percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) — and revascularization as a whole — as a first line treatment in patients with stable angina pectoris. In our opinion, there is strong and sufficient evidence to advocate PCI as an adjunct to medical therapy in the optimal treatment of stable angina (SA). Our argument is based on four pillars: (1) SA patients concern a heterogeneous population; (2) not every SA patient is created equal; (3) obvious limitations of medical therapy; and(4) the issue of symptom control.


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