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“Pro-healing” coronary stent before undeferrable major non-cardiac surgery
  1. F Piscione,
  2. S Cassese
  1. Cattedra di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi Federico II, Naples, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Federico Piscione, Cattedra di Cardiologia, Universita degli Studi Federico II, Via S Pansini 5, Napoli 80131, Italy; piscione{at}

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We read with great interest the work by Luckie et al that was recently published in this journal.1 It is known that for patients with infiltrative, obstructive or bleeding carcinomas or for high-rupture-risk aneurysmal disease, a prompt surgical procedure may represent “survival” and that, in case of revascularisation requirement, currently available options, either bare-metal or drug-eluting stent or plain-old balloon angioplasty, might put back surgical procedure, according to …

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