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Effectiveness of probucol in preventing restenosis after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8774625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lipid lowering therapies were employed to prevent restenosis following elective percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The effect of probucol was compared to that of Pravastatin in 141 coronary atherosclerosis patients. Probucol (750 mg/day) was administered for at least 30 days prior to PTCA (34 patients, group P-1) or less than 14 days prior to PTCA (27 patients, group P-2). Pravastatin (10 mg/day) was administered for at least 30 days prior to PTCA (38 patients, group V-1) or less than 14 days prior to PTCA (42 patients, group V-2). In group P-1, the patient restenosis rate was 17.6% and lesion restenosis rate was 14%. These rates were significantly lower than those of group V-1, which were 44.7% and 40.4% respectively (p < 0.05). The respective values were 48.1% and 51.8% in group P-2 (p < 0.05, vs group P-1) and 35.7% and 34% (p < 0.05, vs group P-1) in group V-2. Probucol seems to work, not only by lowering cholesterol but also by its antioxidative properties when administered for a sufficient period prior to PTCA.
Y J Lee; H Daida; H Yokoi; H Miyano; J Takaya; H Sakurai; H Mokuno; H Yamaguchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese heart journal     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0021-4868     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn Heart J     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-03     Completed Date:  1996-10-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401175     Medline TA:  Jpn Heart J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Anticholesteremic Agents / therapeutic use*
Coronary Artery Disease / prevention & control,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Pravastatin / therapeutic use
Probucol / therapeutic use*
Prospective Studies
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticholesteremic Agents; 23288-49-5/Probucol; 81093-37-0/Pravastatin

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