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Directional coronary atherectomy can be successfully performed in the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8055563     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The influence of age on the clinical and angiographic outcome of directional coronary atherectomy is evaluated. Results demonstrate that DCA can be performed successfully in the vast majority (78.7-90%) of patients in all age groups. However, there is a non-statistical trend toward decreased success rates in the elderly (P > .05). Major ischemic complications and groin complications tend to be more common in the elderly (P > .05). Blood transfusions are required significantly more often in the elderly (P < .05). Directional coronary atherectomy is a useful method of coronary artery revascularization in all age groups, including the elderly.
H D Movsowitz; A Manginas; R P Emmi; J Bruss; S Kothapali; E Wells; G S Ledley; M N Kotler; F K Nakhjavan; S Yazdanfar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-12     Completed Date:  1994-09-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141.
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MeSH Terms
Angina, Unstable / radiography,  surgery
Atherectomy, Coronary*
Coronary Aneurysm / radiography
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Disease / radiography,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / radiography
Myocardial Ischemia / radiography
Postoperative Complications / radiography*
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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