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[Correspondence] Percutaneous coronary intervention for stable angina in ORBITA

Over the past 40 years, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has dramatically progressed, with proven benefit in patients with acute coronary syndrome and stable angina. A key driver of this evolution has been an understanding of the role of ischaemia in establishing which patients would be likely to benefit from PCI. Consequently, we were surprised to read the conclusions of the ORBITA study1 by Rasha Al-Lamee and colleagues and the accompanying Comment.2 Neither provide a balanced appraisal of the presented data or a contemporary perspective.