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  • Editorial: Revascularization for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease: The Beat Goes On

    It is remarkable that after dozens of randomized trials over a span of over 40 years there remains debate about the merits of revascularization for stable ischemic heart disease  . Over this period, there have been dramatic changes in the procedures, with improved percutaneous intervention from balloon angioplasty to coronary stents to several generations of drug-eluting coronary stents. In the field of cardiac surgery, there has been improved cardioplegia, increased used of arterial grafts, and a focus by cardiac surgeons and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons on reducing peri-procedural complications  .

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