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Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty involving internal mammary artery bypass grafts: a femoral approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2891445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is an effective technique for the treatment of selected patients with ischemic heart disease due to coronary artery stenosis. Successful angioplasty in saphenous vein bypass grafts has been documented, but little experience has been reported using angioplasty in internal mammary artery to coronary artery bypass grafts. Nine of ten patients with stenosis in the internal mammary artery to coronary artery anastomosis or in the coronary vessel distal to the anastomosis site were successfully treated with angioplasty. One patient developed restenosis 1 month after the procedure, and a repeat angioplasty was successful. In one patient, the balloon catheter could not be advanced through the left internal mammary artery to the stenosis site. Technical features of internal mammary artery angioplasty are discussed, including the use of specially designed guiding wires, guiding catheters, and balloon catheters that facilitate angioplasty involving internal mammary arteries from the femoral approach.
C A Pinkerton; J D Slack; C M Orr; J W VanTassel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:    1987 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-02-12     Completed Date:  1988-02-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / instrumentation,  methods*
Coronary Disease / surgery*
Exercise Test
Femoral Artery
Follow-Up Studies
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / therapy*
Myocardial Revascularization*
Postoperative Complications / therapy*

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