An expert panel representing seven societies including SCAI has issued guidelines to update the treatment approach for stable ischemic heart disease. The guidelines include 48 recommendations on diagnosis, risk assessments and treatment options including revascularization. Dr. Ajay Kirtane weighed in on the treatment guidelines, saying physicians must also account for patient preference. "We have abundant data demonstrating that patients feel better than they would with medical therapy, and many patients would choose [revascularization] because they don't want to take anti-anginal medications," he said.
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