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Predictors of outcome after percutaneous treatment for cardiogenic shock
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    Re: Low usage of coronary stents and adjunctive pharmacotherapy may have influenced the study findin
    • Andrew GC Sutton, Consultant Cardiologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Mark A de Belder, Consultant Cardiologist

    Dear Editor,

    Dr Osman and colleagues are, of course, correct in their comments regarding the evolving nature of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute myocardial infarction. However, their comment that the low use of coronary stents, glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibition and thienopyridines is likely to have influenced the outcome of our study, and hence our conclusion, is not substantiated by either our...

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    Low usage of coronary stents and adjunctive pharmacotherapy may have influenced the study findings.
    • Faizel Osman, SpR in Cardiology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Sohail Qaisar, Nadia El Gaylani

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the article by Sutton et al. entitled ‘Predictors of outcome after percutaneous treatment for cardiogenic shock.’ [1]. We would like to congratulate the authors on attempting to identify risk factors that predict outcome in patients with cardiogenic shock who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We would, however, like to make a few points regarding the study that...

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