Stents don’t work? A research revelation with implications for all specialties

Presidential Ballroom

The ORBITA trial, published last year in The Lancetrocked the world of cardiology with the surprising finding that putting stents in patients with stable angina did not improve their symptoms any more than a placebo. This panel of researchers and clinicians explore what the ORBITA results mean, not just for cardiology, but for evaluating clinical norms, procedures, and research in all specialties.



  • David L. Brown, MD, Professor of Medicine, Washington University
  • Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco
  • Susan Heilman, Senior Vice President, Corazon, Inc.

MODERATOR: Vikas Saini, MD, President, Lown Institute

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