Figure 4 displays a forest plot for the random-effects model for studies evaluating early invasive versus initial conservative therapy in unstable angina/NSTEMI with short-term followup of 6 months. The summary odds ratio in women was 0.77 (95% CI, 0.28 to 2.12) and in men was 0.65 (CI, 0.52 to 0.82). The test for heterogeneity was significant in women (p=0.01) due to the FRISC II study, but it was nonsignificant in men. These results show that short-term outcomes were inconclusive for early invasive and initial conservative therapy in women but that early invasive was superior to initial conservative therapy in men (p=0.0002).

Figure 4UA/NSTEMI short-term (6 months) early invasive versus initial conservative

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