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Direct stenting should be attempted by default whenever possible
  1. Iñigo Lozano,
  2. Pablo Avanzas,
  3. Juan Rondan
  1. Department of Cardiology, Hospital Central Asturias, Oviedo, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Iñigo Lozano, 2132 Piles-Infanzon, Gijon 33203, Spain; inigo.lozano{at}

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To the Editor: We have read with interest the article by Piscione et al1 concerning direct stenting. The authors have performed a meta-analysis of 24 randomised controlled trials of direct stenting compared with stenting with predilatation, and the conclusion is a 23% reduction in the odds of myocardial infarction. In our opinion, direct …

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