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Surgeons Argue: STS Data Again Show ISCHEMIA Isn’t Definitive for CABG

Friday, February 3, 2023

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Yael L. Maxwell

A new study comparing Society of Thoracic Surgeons data with that in the ISCHEMIA trial once again has surgeons calling for a reevluation of the most recent revascularization guidelines. CTSNet treasurer Joseph Sabik, who presented the findings from the STS database, does not believe that using the ISCHEMIA data to downgrade the recommendation for surgery was warranted. The debate continues as new data is continuously released.

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