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CABG is the most common cardiovascular surgery  done world wide .

When the ventricle is dilated it is a common practice to do a ventricular  reduction surgery.

It was a logical to expect benefit when we correct the adverse remodelling of heart  that aoccur following an MI.

The STICH trial compared  plain CABG with ventricular  reconstruction and reduction .

Unfortunately , in medicine , the logics often fail  as this study  found no  mortality advantage .

Click here to read the land mark article from NEJM

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