Complete Revascularization with Multivessel PCI for Myocardial Infarction

In patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of the culprit lesion reduces the risk of cardiovascular death or myocardial infarction. Whether PCI of nonculprit lesions further reduces the risk of such events is unclear.
Among patients with STEMI and multivessel coronary artery disease, complete revascularization was superior to culprit-lesion-only PCI in reducing the risk of cardiovascular death or myocardial infarction, as well as the risk of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or ischemia-driven revascularization.
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Mehta SR, Wood DA, Storey RF, et al. The New England Journal of Medicine, Sep 1 (2019), DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1907775
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