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Is there evidence for prognostic benefit following PCI in stable CAD
  1. Nick Curzen (nick.curzen{at}
  1. Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom


    Data from COURAGE have led to renewed criticism of PCI practice levelled at the perceived lack of outcome benefit compared with optimal medical therapy. However, the interpretation of COURAGE can be dependent upon individual bias and there is a balance to be struck based upon robust data that defends PCI as an effective treatment for stable coronary disease, provided the therapy is ischaemia-directed

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