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Coronary angioplasty in emergency treatment of myocardial infarction in a community-hospital setting.
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PMID:  15227186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
From July 1986 through June 1988, 135 consecutive patients with myocardial infarction, including 23 in cardiogenic shock, were treated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in a community-hospital setting. In 109 (81%) of the cases, angioplasty was successful, resulting in brisk anterograde flow and in residual stenosis of less than 50%. The success rate was 88% (99/112) for patients not in cardiogenic shock and 43% (10/23) for those in shock. During the term of hospitalization, clinically evident total reocclusion occurred in 5 (4%) patients not in shock on presentation (2 of these experienced anterior infarction, and 3 inferior infarction); repeat angioplasty was performed successfully in all 5. No clinical reocclusion was detected in the smaller group of patients admitted in shock. Eleven patients (8%) underwent emergency coronary artery bypass grafting following the coronary angioplasty procedure: 4 for failed angioplasty in the infarct-related artery, and the other 7 for severe triple-vessel disease. Hospital mortality was 0.9% (1/112) for patients not in cardiogenic shock and 52% (12/23) for those admitted in shock, for an overall rate of 10% (13/135). Among patients whose balloon angioplasty was successful, hospital mortality was 0% for those not in shock and 30% (3/10) for those in shock. Among patients whose angioplasty failed, however, mortality was 8% (1/13) for those not in shock and 69% (9/13) for those admitted in shock.
R P Sotolongo; M L Smith; W S Margolis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1990  
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Created Date:  2004-06-30     Completed Date:  2005-05-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Southeast Texas Cardiology Associates, Beaumont, Texas, USA.
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