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  1. Luigi Politi,
  2. Giuseppe Massimo Sangiorgi,
  3. Maria Grazia Modena
  1. Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Hospital of Modena, Modena, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Luigi Politi, Division of Cardiology, Policlinico Hospital, via del Pozzo 71, Modena 41100, Italy; luigi.politi{at}unimore.it

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The Authors' reply We appreciate Dr West's comments on our paper1; he has given us the opportunity to clarify some points that seem unresolved.

First, we confirm that the analysis was conducted as intention-to-treat. We fully agree with Dr West that a lower rate of in-hospital death in the staged revascularisation (SR) compared with the culprit only revascularisation (COR) group is surprising. However, the study was not powered to address in-hospital mortality, rather the main …

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