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The much awaited results of the IMPROVE-IT (IMProved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial) trial is finally out, and patients may soon experience improved outcomes with much lower cholesterol levels.


In adults, the role of psychosocial stress in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is well established. However, there is less focus on the effect of psychosocial stress on the cardiovascular health of children and adolescent.


Here's the scenario: You have a patient with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) involving the left anterior descending (LAD) artery, who also has significant stenosis of the right coronary artery (RCA). The patient is to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the of the LAD, but what do you do with the RCA? Do you treat, or leave it behind?



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