MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Edward L. Hannan, PhD, MS, MS, FACC
Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus
University at Albany
School of Public Health
Rensselaer, NY 12144
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: We have done a lot of work on complete revascularization (CR) vs. incomplete revascularization (IR) already, and as a follow-up it seemed as if there may be different types of IR that are associated with even worse outcomes relative to CR and other IR.
Incomplete revascularization is associated with worse outcomes if it involves multiple vessels, vessels with severe stenosis, or significant proximal left anterior descending artery vessel (PLAD) stenosis.