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Excimer laser coronary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  15585695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We evaluated the short-term results of percutaneous excimer laser angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction. Of the 18 patients studied, 2 were female and 16 male with a mean age of 56.6 +/- 12.1 years. Thrombolysis in myocardial infarction grades 0, 1, and 2 flow was observed in 10, 5, and 3 cases, respectively, prior to the procedure. The degree of stenosis was 97.9% +/- 5.1%. The lesion was crossed with a laser catheter in all cases, using a mean number of 808 +/- 384 laser pulses. Type C dissection developed in only 1 case (6%). Except for this case, distal flow was grade 3 in all the patients. Following the procedure, ST segment resolution exceeding 70% was achieved in 14 cases (78%) within the first 90 minutes. The success rate of laser ablation was 94% (17 patients). Stent implantation was performed in all the cases. In conclusion, laser angioplasty is an effective and reliable treatment for acute myocardial infarction.
Erdogan Ilkay; Ilgin Karaca; Mehmet Akbulut; A Erhan Kiliçoğlu; Mustafa Yavuzkir; Nadi Arslan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0218-4923     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-08     Completed Date:  2005-02-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Firat Medical School, Zübeyde Hanim Cad. 116/6 Elaziğ, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Laser-Assisted*
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Coronary Thrombosis / complications,  therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / etiology,  therapy*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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