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Can the "heart team" work?Nov 23, 2011 16:30 EST
Despite increased communication between cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, the two parties--much like our political representatives--seem locked to opposing views and unable to find common ground.
Can cardiologists commit to the heart team? Can they take more time between diagnostic catheterization and PCI intervention in patients with complex multivessel disease?
Can surgeons be receptive to PCI in cases where evidence suggests it is appropriate?