Redi Pecini, Kristian Øvrehus, Mikael Kjær Poulsen, Jordi Sanchez Dahl & Ole Ahlehoff:
Randomised double-blind tests and invasive cardiology
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V06180429
Virtually all the new medical treatments nowadays are tested in randomised double-blind tests, before they are introduced as routine treatment. However, this is not always the case for the new surgical or catheter-based treatments. Although different in some aspects, it is practically possible for surgical and catheter-based treatments to follow the same scientific principles as medical treatments in order to test their efficacy. In this review, we argue that it is necessary to conduct randomised double-blind tests of these interventions prior to their introduction in clinical practice.