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Results of repeat angiography up to eight years following percutaneous transluminal angioplasty.
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PMID:  2627949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) has become a widely accepted procedure that provides acute and medium-term relief of anginal symptoms and myocardial ischaemia. The acute success rate has risen from about 50% in the early days to approximately 90% in recent years. Serial repeat angiograms obtained in different patient groups have shown a 20% incidence of angiographically defined restenosis in patients who had been successfully treated initially. Despite the restenosis, many of these patients were symptomatically improved since the lesions shown at follow-up angiography were often less severe than those that had existed prior to original PTCA. These figures suggest that a success rate of 80% at 1 year should now be a realistic expectation, especially when patients with repeat PTCA are included. None of the 87 patients re-angiographed between 2 and 8 years after successful PTCA developed restenosis after the first year of treatment. However, new stenoses of 50% or more were found in other vessel segments, in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, at a rate of about 7% per year.
G Kober; C Vallbracht; C Kadel; M Kaltenbach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European heart journal     Volume:  10 Suppl G     ISSN:  0195-668X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-26     Completed Date:  1990-04-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006263     Medline TA:  Eur Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Frankfurt University Hospital, West Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Disease / radiography,  therapy*
Follow-Up Studies

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