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Percutaneous coronary angioplasty in patients over 75 years old: immediate and mid-term results.
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PMID:  10151004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ninety-five patients 75 years or older (range 75-90, mean 79) underwent PTCA from 1987 to 1991. Forty-two patients were 80 years or older. Forty-four had prior MI, 5% had prior coronary bypass surgery (CBS), 13% had a prior history of recent cardiac failure, and 81% (77/95) presented with unstable angina, refractory to intravenous treatment in 31 cases. The mean left ventricular ejection fraction was 62% (range 34%-80%). Thirty-nine percent had single vessel disease, 41% had two vessel disease, and 20% had three vessel disease. Coronary calcifications were present in 28%. A single vessel was dilated in 81 patients, two vessels in 14 patients; complete revascularization was achieved in 41%. The clinical angiographic primary success rate was 79% (75/95). There were five procedural deaths, five MI, five CBS and, ten hematomas. Follow-up data were obtained in 100% cases, with a mean follow-up duration of 12 months (ranging from 1-36). There were four deaths, one MI, and two CBS. Twenty percent (15/74) of patients had a second PTCA with a 73% success rate. Finally, 70% of the initial population was asymptomatic after first or second PTCA at mid-term follow-up. We conclude that PTCA is safe and effective in elderly patients, with 70% clinical success rate at mid-term follow-up in spite of frequent incomplete revascularization limited to the culprit lesion.
C Gueniche; X Tabone; M S Slama; J P Metzger; G Motté; A Vacheron
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interventional cardiology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0896-4327     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interv Cardiol     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-26     Completed Date:  1993-08-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8907826     Medline TA:  J Interv Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-74     Citation Subset:  T    
Hôpital Béclère, Clamart, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / adverse effects,  methods*
Coronary Disease / therapy*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Follow-Up Studies
Risk Factors
Treatment Outcome

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