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Acute coronary syndromes
Immediate versus deferred coronary angioplasty in non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes
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  • Published on:
    Response to –‘Immediate versus deferred Coronary Angioplasty in non-ST-elevation ACS
    • Abhishek Kumar, Cardiology Research Registrar
    • Other Contributors:
      • David H. Roberts

    Dear Editor, Riezebos et al.1 should be commended for trying to define the optimal timing of early coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (ACS), an area that lacks robust evidence. However, we believe there are some deficiencies in this study that may alter the conclusions. Although the recruitment was done at ‘Three high Volume Centres’, the slow recruitment and small populati...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
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    What's the value of Biomarkers in NSTACS management after a PCI?
    • Ameet Bakhai, Cardiologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Robert I. Hughes, Joanna R Peters

    Riezebos et al. have published an elegant study trying to inform a critically important question on the optimal timing of patients admitted with a non-ST elevantion ACS suitable for revascularization. In this study which despite being multicentric had a very slow recruitment rate, the main difficulty lies in understanding the value of cardiac enzyme measurements as an outcome, given that patients were considered to have a...

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    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.