Conservative and aggressive revascularization strategies for coronary stenting compared: SMART-CASE trial results

A new study shows that a conservative approach to revascularization for patients with intermediate coronary lesions determined by angiographic diameter stenosis is safe and non-inferior to an aggressive approach. Findings of the SMART-CASE trial were presented at the 25th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), TCT is the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Angiographic diameter stenosis (DS) is the most widely used criteria to perform percutaneous coronary intervention in daily practice. While DS between 50 and 70 percent has been termed an “intermediate stenosis,” the clinical outcome of…
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