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A case for palliative percutaneous coronary intervention
  1. Sarah R Blake
  1. Department of Cardiology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Sarah R Blake; sarahblake{at}

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To the editor

On reading the review on coronary revascularisation in the elderly by Cockburn et al,1 I must agree that more trials are needed to focus on the benefit of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in elderly populations.

When assessing these patients, clinicians should consider the impact of symptom relief versus procedural risk. If a patient …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Competing interests Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.