Meds 'as effective as revascularisation' in stable coronary disease

But the landmark ISCHEMIA trial also shows invasive treatments are better able to reduce angina

Conservative treatment of stable coronary disease with medications and lifestyle advice is as effective as angiography and revascularisation for patients with and without advanced kidney disease, two landmark studies show.

Cardiac intervention

But for patients with frequent angina who do not have chronic kidney disease (CKD), opting for an invasive strategy may reduce their symptoms, secondary outcomes show.

The results of the ISCHEMIA and ISCHEMIA-CKD trials, first reported at the American Heart Association meeting