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Percutaneous coronary intervention: the story so far.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19610577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the past two decades, the use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to treat ischemic coronary artery disease (CAD) has expanded dramatically. With new technological improvements (e.g., drug eluting stents, distal protection devices), refinements in periprocedural adjunctive pharmacology (e.g., glycoprotein IIb/IIIa [GP IIb/IIIa] inhibitors, alternative thrombin inhibitors), and better understanding of early and late outcomes, the procedural success, safety, and durability of results have improved dramatically. Increase in mortality associated with drug eluting stents has been a concern lately. Until newer randomized studies are available to fully evaluate this increase in mortality, physicians should abide by the Food and Drug Administration's guidelines for use of these stents.
José Martinez-Ojeda; José Martinez-Toro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0004-4849     ISO Abbreviation:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-20     Completed Date:  2009-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505267     Medline TA:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Country:  Puerto Rico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary* / instrumentation,  methods
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