Methodist Journal

IN THIS ISSUE

Lipids and Lipoproteins

Vol 15, Issue 1 (2019)


FEATURED GUEST EDITOR

ISSUE INTRO

Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease: Putting it All Together

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RECOGNITIONS

Guest Editors Henry Pownall and Antonio Gotto Offer Insight and Expertise on the topic of Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Cholesterol: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It

How Much Do Lipid Guidelines Help the Clinician? Reading Between the (Guide)lines

Statins: Then and Now

Poststatin Lipid Therapeutics: A Review

HDL and Reverse Cholesterol Transport Biomarkers

Revisiting Reverse Cholesterol Transport in the Context of High-Density Lipoprotein Free Cholesterol Bioavailability

High-Density Lipoprotein Subspecies in Health and Human Disease: Focus on Type 2 Diabetes

Gene Delivery in Lipid Research and Therapies

CASE REPORTS See More

Device-Related Thrombus: A Reason for Concern?

Retained Coronary Balloon Requiring Emergent Open Surgical Retrieval: An Uncommon Complication Requiring Individualized Management Strategies

Loperamide Mimicking Brugada Pattern

Reversed Pulsus Paradoxus in Right Ventricular Failure

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Transcatheter Embolization of a Persistent Vertical Vein: A Rare Cause of Left-to-Right Shunt and Right-Sided Heart Failure

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

EXCERPTA

Talking Statins with Antonio Gotto

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Lipids and Renal Disease

EXCERPTA

Addressing the Feedback Loop Between Depression, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease

POINTS TO REMEMBER

The Kidney as an Endocrine Organ

EDITORIALS

Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Cardiology through Tangible Opportunities for Mentorship and Leadership

Vol 14, Issue 1 (2018)

Article Abstract

Current Indications for Stenting: Symptoms or Survival CME


Article Citation:

Arnold SV. Current Indications for Stenting: Symptoms or Survival. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovasc J. 2018;14(1):7-13.

doi: 10.14797/mdcj-14-1-7

Abstract

The major goals of treating ischemic heart disease are to reduce angina, improve quality of life, and ultimately reduce mortality. While medical therapy can effectively address these aims, there is still much research and debate about the role of percutaneous coronary intervention in the treatment spectrum—specifically, whether or not stenting prolongs life or simply treats symptoms without impacting survival. The data supporting revascularization for survival benefit came from patients who underwent bypass graft surgery prior to the introduction of effective medical management. Although both physicians and patients continue to believe in the life-saving ability of coronary stenting, little data exist to support this belief outside of when used during an acute myocardial infarction. Strategy trials designed to test the benefit of coronary stenting have limitations that have curbed physicians’ willingness to accept the results, but they provide the best evidence for how to optimally manage these patients. In this article, we explore the data supporting the use of coronary stenting for various indications and the questions that remain to be answered.

Keywords
coronary stenting , revascularization , percutaneous coronary intervention , ischemic heart disease , angina , coronary artery disease