EMJ Interventional Cardiology 4 [Suppl 13] . 2016

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Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality in patients ≥60 years old worldwide, and may result in stable angina, acute coronary syndromes (unstable angina or acute myocardial infarction), congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, or sudden death. A variety of medical therapies can treat the symptoms and arrest progression of CAD, but mechanical revascularisation of affected arteries with percutaneous coronary inter vention (PCI) is widely employed to ameliorate symptoms of angina and improve prognosis…