Clinical research

Causes of death in early MI survivors with persistent infarct artery occlusion: results from the Occluded Artery Trial (OAT)

EuroIntervention 2009;5:610-618. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV5I5A98

Irène Lang
Irene M. Lang1, MD; Sandra A. Forman2, MA; Aldo P. Maggioni3, MD; Witold Ruzyllo4, MD; Jean Renkin5, MD; Carlos Vozzi6, MD; P. Gabriel Steg7, MD; Jose-Maria Hernandez-Garcia8, MD, PhD; Krzysztof Zmudka9, MD; Manuel Jimenez-Navarro8, MD; George Sopko10, MD, MPH; Gervasio A. Lamas11, MD;
Judith S. Hochman12, MD
1. Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; 2. Maryland Medical Research Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA; 3. Italian Association of Hospital Cardiologists (ANMCO) Research Center, Florence, Italy; 4. National Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland; 5

Aims: OAT randomised patients with an occluded infarct artery three to 28 days after myocardial infarction (MI). The study demonstrated that PCI did not reduce the occurrence of the primary

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