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Cardiovascular highlights from non-cardiology journals
  1. James M McCabe, JournalScan Editor

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Long-term survival benefit for CABG in ischemic cardiomyopathy

The STICH trial asked the important question whether CABG in patients with severe ischemic cardiomyopathy would provide a survival advantage over contemporary medical therapy alone. Reporting 5-year data in 2011, the study reported no significant difference but did demonstrate a tantalizing divergence in survival graphs between 2 and 5 years, which appeared to …

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