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An examination of factors influencing the choice of therapy for patients with coronary artery disease

Hirani, S. P., Hyam, J. A., Shaefi, S. , Walker, J. M., Walesby, R. K. & Newman, S. P. (2006). An examination of factors influencing the choice of therapy for patients with coronary artery disease. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 6(31), -. doi: 10.1186/1471-2261-6-31

Abstract

A diverse range of factors influence clinicians' decisions regarding the allocation of patients to different treatments for coronary artery disease in routine cardiology clinics. These include demographic measures, risk factors, co-morbidities, measures of objective cardiac disease, symptom reports and functional limitations. This study examined which of these factors differentiated patients receiving angioplasty from medication; bypass surgery from medication; and bypass surgery from angioplasty.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary, Coronary Artery Bypass, Coronary Artery Disease, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Departments: School of Health Sciences > Healthcare Services Research & Management
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