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Re: A case for palliative percutaneous coronary intervention
  1. James Cockburn1,
  2. David JR Hildick-Smith1,
  3. Uday Trivedi2,
  4. Adam J de Belder2
  1. 1 Department of Cardiology, Sussex Cardiac Centre, Brighton, UK
  2. 2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr James Cockburn, Department of Cardiology, Sussex Cardiac Centre, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK; jacockburn{at}

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The Authors’ reply: We would like to thank Sarah Blake et al1 for their thoughtful and insightful comments.

First, we agree that ‘palliative percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)’ can be a very useful treatment in this elderly patient population. Locally at our institution, via our heart team meeting, we can offer an …

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