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Clinical and angiographic follow-up after coronary angioplasty in patients with two-vessel disease: influence of completeness and adequacy of revascularization on long-term outcome.
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PMID:  8197975     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To assess the influence of the degree of revascularization on long-term results with angioplasty in multivessel disease, 151 consecutive patients with double-vessel disease and successful angioplasty in at least one vessel were prospectively followed up for a mean of 14 months (range 6 to 30 months) with clinical evaluation, an exercise stress test, and routine angiography. Patients were divided into three groups according to completeness and adequacy of revascularization: group 1--complete revascularization (no residual stenosis > or = 70%, 51 patients); group 2--incomplete but functionally adequate revascularization (residual stenosis > or = 70% in a vessel < 2 mm in diameter or supplying akinetic or dyskinetic segments of the left ventricle, 56 patients); group 3--incomplete and inadequate revascularization (residual stenosis > or = 70% in a vessel > or = 2 mm in diameter supplying normal or hypokinetic segments, 45 patients). There were no late deaths; one myocardial infarction occurred in group 1 patients, three in group 2, and two in group 3 patients (p = NS). Recurrence of angina was lower in group 1 (13 of 51 or 26%) and group 2 (16 of 56 or 28%) compared with group 3 (23 of 45 or 51%, p < 0.01). A positive stress test for ischemia was present in 20 patients (39%) of group 1, in 30 (54%) of group 2, and in 26 patients (58%) of group 3.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
C Cavallini; G Risica; Z Olivari; F Marton; E Franceschini; L Giommi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  127     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-29     Completed Date:  1994-06-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1504-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Divisione di Cardiologia, Ospedale Regionale, Treviso, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary* / methods,  statistics & numerical data
Chi-Square Distribution
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Disease / mortality,  radiography*,  therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Italy / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Survival Analysis
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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