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Repeat revascularisation: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”

EuroIntervention 2020;16:e865-e866. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV16I11A160

1. Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA; 2. Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey


Myocardial revascularisation procedures are among the most common invasive procedures performed1,2. The procedures, the clinical scenarios and the patients, for whom these procedures are carried out, are quite diverse. An expert panel of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) has written an expert consensus document reviewing the options when patients with myocardial revascularisation “fail”3.

The paper consists of different scenarios for revascularisation failure. The suggestions for the management of these distinct groups of patients are then described. The document is of excellent quality, and the clinical scenario approach makes it useful to clinicians. While ...

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