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Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: current status and future trends.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2945059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although originally percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) was used only in patients with well-preserved left ventricular function and single-vessel coronary disease, the criteria for selection of patients have enlarged as experience with the procedure has accumulated. Currently, patients with multivessel coronary disease, coronary occlusions, or myocardial infarction are also eligible to undergo PTCA. Technologic advances such as steerable guidewire systems have improved the success rates and have facilitated dilation of severe lesions even in tortuous vessels. Despite the increasing complexity of cases, the frequency of occurrence of complications (such as coronary dissection, occlusion, and infarction) has decreased while the success rates have improved substantially.
D R Holmes; R E Vlietstra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Mayo Clinic proceedings     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0025-6196     ISO Abbreviation:  Mayo Clin. Proc.     Publication Date:  1986 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-11-20     Completed Date:  1986-11-20     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405543     Medline TA:  Mayo Clin Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  865-76     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon* / instrumentation,  mortality,  trends
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Disease / mortality,  radiography,  therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / therapy
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / therapy
Work Schedule Tolerance

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