This Teachable Moment describes a patient who died from respiratory failure after a cardiologist chose an individualized treatment approach rather than a more conservative, evidence-based approach.
This Special Communication identifies and highlights articles published in 2014 that are most likely to influence medical overuse, organized into the categories of overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and methods to avoid overuse.
Fröhlich et al determine the effect on long-term survival of using fractional flow reserve and intravascular US during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They performed a cohort study based on the pan-London (United Kingdom) PCI registry. The primary end point was all-cause mortality at a median of 3.3 years. See the Invited Commentary by Malhotra.
Sipahi and colleagues analyze differences in morbidity and mortality in multivessel disease treated with CABG vs PCI.