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Involving the patient’s perspective and preferences concerning coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention

EuroIntervention 2020;15:1228-1231. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV15I14A221

1. Department of Cardiology, Thoraxcentrum Twente, Medisch Spectrum Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands; 2. Department of Health Technology and Services Research, Technical Medical Centre, University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands


The interventional cardiology community is currently increasing its efforts to involve the patient’s perspective, which includes the process of the informed consent and the medical treatment itself, the implementation of novel therapies, and the assessment of the consequences of treatment1. Moreover, recent international guidelines recommend sharing decision making by involving the patient’s preferences if alternative therapies are similarly suitable2,3. Shared decision making is a process in which a physician offers information to the patient, elicits the patient’s preferences, and then comes to a decision in true partnership and congruence with the patient4. This ...

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