Stenting no better than placebo in stable angina

Percutaneous coronary intervention in negative RCT

A randomised trial showing that stenting is ineffective in patients with stable angina should be the “last nail in the coffin” for the intervention, cardiologists say


Despite coming into widespread use over the past 40 years, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is no better than placebo for patients with stable angina who are optimised on medical therapy, according to UK findings published in the Lancet.

The first study to truly blind 200 patients undergoing PCI for stable angina found no