Multivariate Analysis and Outcomes in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; From Statistics to Cath Lab

Fabrizio D’Ascenzo,1  Giuseppe Biondi Zoccai,2 Erika Cavallero,1 Pierluigi Omedè,1 Davide Giacomo Presutti,1 Filippo Sciuto,1Enrico Cerrato,1 Flavia Ballocca,1 Marta Bisi,1 Giorgio Quadri,1 Ilaria Meynet,1 Umberto Barbero,1 Silvia Vicentini,1 Mauro Gasparini,3 Pierfrancesco Agostoni,4 Davide Capodanno,5 ClaudioMoretti,1 Fiorenzo Gaita1

1. Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Turin
2. Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies Sapienza University of Rome
3. Politecnico, Turin
4. Department of Cardiology, University Medical > Center Utrecht
5. Division of Cardiology, University of Catania

Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest.
Citation: EMJ Int Cardiol. 2013;1:76-79.


Randomized clinical trials (Rcts) of high quality and meta analysis represent the highest levels of evidence, but in every day clinical practice observational studies are often exploited as a quick and easy to realize ways to understand performance of clinical and interventional strategies. In this setting multivariate analysis are exploited to drive useful and independent in formations, but due to potential confounding messages, should be critically appraise and used in everyday clinical practice.

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