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Intermediate left main disease raises cardiovascular event risk

Key clinical point: Patients with intermediate left main coronary disease (LMD) had worse outcomes than those without.

Major finding: The rate of cardiovascular events as a primary outcome was significantly higher among individuals with intermediate LMD (defined as 25%-49%) compared to those without (adjusted hazard ratio 1.31).

Study details: The data come from 3,699 adults in a sub-study of participants in the ISCHEMIA trial.

Disclosures: The study received no outside funding. The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Bangalore S et al. SCAI 2020 Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference. May 14-16, 2020. Abstract #11656.