Dr. James C. Blankenship, FSCAI, discusses a consensus document published last fall in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions that covers treatment of patients with multivessel coronary artery disease. Although treatment in a single stage may be less costly and more convenient to patients, treatment in multiple stages may be medically warranted, and the consensus document offers guidance for both approaches. Recommendations on medical therapy, informed consent and more are included in the document, which is designed for an approach that is as safe as possible and tailored to the patient.

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