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Is direct stenting superior to stenting with predilation in patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention? results from a meta-analysis of 24 randomised controlled trials
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    DIRECT STENTING SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED BY DEFAULT WHENEVER POSSIBLE
    • Inigo Lozano, MD, PHD, FACC, FESC
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      • Pablo Avanzas, MD, PHD, FESC, Juan Rondan, MD, PHD

    We have read with interest the article written by Piscione et al1 related with direct stenting. The authors have performed a meta-analysis of 24 randomised controlled trials of direct stenting vs. stenting with predilatation and the conclusion is a 23 % reduction in the odds of myocardial infarction. In our opinion, direct stenting should be the approach of choice in all the susceptible cases because this important bene...

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