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PCI with or without surgical standby
  1. Gianluigi Bisleri1,
  2. Tomaso Bottio1,
  3. Claudio Muneretto1,
  4. Nicola Berlinghieri2
  1. 1
    Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Brescia Medical School, Brescia, Italy
  2. 2
    Division of Cardiology, University of Brescia Medical School, Brescia, Italy
  1. Dr G Bisleri, Cardiochirurgia SSVD – Spedali Civili, P. le Spedali Civili, 1, 25123 Brescia, Italy; gianluigi.bisleri{at}

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To the Editor: We congratulate Dr Carlsson et al on their work on the safety of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in an hospital with or without on-site cardiac surgery standby,1 albeit their study raises several concerns.

First, the majority of patients(nearly 80%) had one- or two-vessel disease and as depicted in table 2 in their paper only around 15% of patients had …

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