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Indications for transluminal coronary angioplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2933185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the 7 years that have followed the introduction of transluminal coronary angioplasty, the indications for this therapeutic, nonoperative procedure have changed from very strict angiographic and clinical criteria to much broader ones. This evolution has occurred because of the technical capabilities of the equipment that is currently available and because of the attractiveness of this nonoperative procedure, which is effective in reducing coronary arterial obstructions. Although there are current studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of the improved techniques for dealing with a larger range of angiographic obstruction, few, if any, clinical studies are currently available that support the widespread use of this technique in patients with clinical syndromes such as new-onset angina, asymptomatic exercise test abnormalities, high-grade stenosis after thrombolysis, etc. As the current indications increase, clinical studies establishing the efficacy of this therapeutic procedure are indicated.
K M Kent
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1985 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-01-15     Completed Date:  1986-01-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  V166-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon*
Coronary Disease / therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Myocardial Infarction / therapy
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Time Factors
United States

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