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Coronary angioplasty in the elderly: immediate and long-term results.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8285369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary angioplasty was performed in 37 elderly patients (> sixty-eight years) with unstable or stable angina, refractory to medical treatment. History of myocardial infarction was present in 38% and of previous bypass surgery in 5% of patients. Coronary angiography revealed single-vessel disease in 22 (59%) and multivessel disease in 15 (41%) of patients. The mean left ventricular ejection fraction was 53 +/- 17%. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) was successful in 92% of patients; there were two angioplasty failures and 1 acute occlusion leading to Q wave myocardial infarction. In patients with multivessel disease complete revascularization was achieved in 33%. Follow-up data (21.29 +/- 9.23 months) are available in all patients with primary angiographic success. There was 1 death. Seventy-nine percent of patients had an improved anginal status, and repeat PTCA was performed in 2 patients because of clinical recurrence. Thus, coronary angioplasty is a safe and efficacious method of revascularization in symptomatic patients over the age of sixty-eight years.
V Voudris; J Antonellis; A Salachas; G Ifantis; D Sionis; N Margaris; G Koroxenidis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-14     Completed Date:  1994-02-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  933-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hemodynamic and Interventional Cardiology Unit, General Hospital of Athens, Evangelismos, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Coronary Disease / therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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