The PCI Choice Trial: a Pilot Randomized Trial of a Decision Aid for Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease


About this study

Despite several large clinical trials clearly establishing that coronary revascularization (i.e. percutaneous coronary intervention - PCI) does not prolong survival or prevent myocardial infarction (MI) for stable coronary artery disease (CAD), patients with stable angina continue to believe that PCI is performed to improve these outcomes. Additionally, recent concerns have emerged of overuse of PCI among patients with little or no angina. Thus there is a compelling need to share with patients the risks and benefits of PCI prior to treatment to reach an informed decision.

This study is designed to answer the question of whether a decision aid can improve patient knowledge, decisional conflict and patient satisfaction with decision-making compared to usual care for the treatment of stable angina.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of stable angina - As judged by clinician
  • eligible for medication therapy or PCI
  • agree to be available for follow-up survey 3 months after treatment decision

Exclusion Criteria:

  • has major communication barrier (severe hearing/vision impairment, dementia, cannot communicate with clinician in English)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Nilay Shah, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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