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Outcome following coronary balloon angioplasty in young adults aged 35 years or less.
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PMID:  10150917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The natural history of symptomatic young patients with coronary artery disease is often far from benign. Follow-up studies of young patients who have undergone coronary bypass graft surgery show frequent recurrence of symptoms and need for reoperation. Prompted by these considerations, we reviewed the records of 23 consecutive patients aged less than or equal to 35 years with symptomatic coronary artery disease, who underwent coronary balloon angioplasty at our center between August, 1984 and November, 1989. Mean patient age was 32 (3) (mean [SD]) years. Acute myocardial infarction was the first symptom of coronary artery disease in 7 (30%) of the 23 patients. At the time of angioplasty, 17 (74%) patients, had functional Class 3 or 4 anginal symptoms. Eight (35%) had multivessel coronary artery disease (stenoses greater than or equal to 70% in two or more major coronary arteries). Overall, a total of 36 critical coronary lesions were identified in 32 vessels of the 23 patients (mean of 1.6 lesions and 1.4 diseased vessels per patient). At angioplasty, dilatation of 31 lesions in 27 vessels was attempted. Multilesion angioplasty was attempted in 7 (30%) patients. Successful dilatation was achieved in 29 of the 31 (94%) lesions, and 25 of the 27 (93%) vessels. Primary clinical success (successful dilatation of all attempted lesions without any complications) was achieved in 21 of 23 (91%) patients. Three of the 21 patients with successful initial angioplasty had repeat angioplasty for restenosis.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
J J Glazier; J Piessens; B Vergauwen; F Stammen; M C Vrolix; H De Geest; J L Willems
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interventional cardiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0896-4327     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interv Cardiol     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-11-25     Completed Date:  1992-11-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8907826     Medline TA:  J Interv Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-9     Citation Subset:  T    
Departments of Cardiology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Coronary Artery Disease / therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Treatment Outcome

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