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How should stable coronary artery disease be managed in the modern era?

Keith V Woollard and Mark A J Newman
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (2): 122-123.
Published online: 21 January 2008

In reply: We agree with Harper and colleagues that for most patients with stable coronary artery disease, prevention of death or other cardiac events is best achieved with medical treatment. Many patients and even some doctors are so impressed by the restoration of coronary blood flow achieved with angioplasty that they incorrectly assume it will provide a prognostic benefit.

  • Keith V Woollard1
  • Mark A J Newman2

  • 1 Murdoch Medical Centre, Perth, WA.
  • 2 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, WA.

Correspondence: Woollard@iinet.net.au

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