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  1. Correspondence to Nick Curzen, Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust, Wessex Cardiothoracic Centre, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK; nick.curzen{at}

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The Author's reply: I am grateful to Dr Lozano for his supportive comments.1 I entirely agree that it is appropriate to emphasize the benefits of successful revascularisation in patients with stable angina even when prognostic improvement may be less clear cut. Specifically, an improvement in symptoms, better quality of life and reduced requirement for anti-anginal medication are clearly of great clinical value and should not be underestimated, …

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  • Competing interests Dr Curzen is the recipient of an unrestricted research grant from St Jude Medical as Chief Investigator for the RIPCORD study.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.

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