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Costs of coronary restenosis (Lovastatin Restenosis Trial).

Author(s): Gilbert SP, Weintraub WS, Talley JD, Boccuzzi SJ

Affiliation(s): Department of Medicine, Emory University School Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Publication date & source: 1996-01-15, Am J Cardiol., 77(2):196-9.

Publication type: Clinical Trial; Randomized Controlled Trial

Within the Lovastatin Restenosis Trial, restenosis has been clearly shown to increase resource utilization and costs. While it is not possible to generalize these results to other patient populations, it is clear that successful efforts to decrease restenosis will certainly improve efficacy while decreasing follow-up costs and increasing the cost-effectiveness of intervention in the coronaries.

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