COURAGE Subset Analysis

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“OMT is as effective in stable CAD patients age older than 65 years as in younger patients. PCI, when added to OMT, does not reduce clinical events or improve angina relief during long-term follow-up. … it nonetheless appears difficult to justify PCI as an initial treatment strategy in the majority of older patients with stable CAD.”

(From:  the COURAGE Trial (Clinical Outcomes Utilizing Revascularization and Aggressive druG Evaluation) Trial; Koon K. Teo et al.  JACC; 54:1303-1308:

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