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The International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) EXTENDed Follow-up (ISCHEMIA-EXTEND) is the long-term follow-up of randomized, surviving participants in ISCHEMIA. ISCHEMIA was an NHLBI-supported trial that randomized 5,179 participants with stable ischemic heart disease to two different management strategies: 1) an initial invasive strategy (INV) of cardiac catheterization and revascularization when feasible plus guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), or 2) an initial conservative strategy (CON) of GDMT. The trial did not demonstrate a reduction in the primary endpoint with an initial invasive strategy. There was an excess of procedural myocardial infarction (MI) and a reduction in spontaneous MI in the INV group. Prior evidence suggests that spontaneous MI carries a higher risk of subsequent death than procedural MI. There was a late separation in the cardiovascular (CV) mortality curves, over a median of 3.2 years follow-up in ISCHEMIA. The MI incidence curves crossed at approximately 2 years. Therefore, based on the observed reduction in spontaneous MI, it is imperative to ascertain long-term vital status to provide patients and clinicians with robust evidence on whether an invasive strategy reduces CV and all-cause death over the long-term. With projected 728 CV deaths we have adequate power to detect a between-group difference in mortality. We will also quantify the impact of nonfatal CV events on subsequent mortality in ISCHEMIA-EXTEND, construct a risk score for mortality using baseline deep phenotypic data, and provide estimates of the impact of the invasive strategy in the highest risk subgroup - those with severe coronary artery disease for whom current practice guidelines recommend coronary artery bypass (CABG) to improve survival. SPECIFIC AIMS Aim 1. To assess whether an initial invasive strategy reduces long-term CV mortality compared with an initial conservative strategy in SIHD patients with at least moderate ischemia on stress testing, over 10 years median follow-up. Aim 2. To assess the impact of nonfatal events on long-term CV and all-cause mortality Aim 3. To construct risk scores for CV and all-cause mortality using phenotypic data including clinical factors, stress test findings, and details of coronary anatomy. Condition: Coronary Disease Procedure: Observational Phase: Phase III per NIH Condition: Cardiovascular Diseases Procedure: Observational Phase: Phase III per NIH Condition: Heart Diseases Procedure: Observational Phase: Phase III per NIH

Start: July 2012