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Usefulness of directional coronary atherectomy in patients with acute anterior myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  9165165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To assess the usefulness of directional coronary atherectomy (DCA) in acute myocardial infarction (AMI), 139 consecutive patients with anterior wall AMI undergoing successful catheter intervention were studied. The reocclusion rate was significantly lower in the last 70 patients who underwent DCA as aggressively as possible compared with the first 69 patients treated with coronary balloon angioplasty (12.1% vs 3.0%, p <0.05).
S Kurisu; H Sato; H Tateishi; T Kawagoe; M Ishihara; Y Shimatani; K Sakai; K Ueda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-19     Completed Date:  1997-06-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1392-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology, Hiroshima City Hospital, Nakaku, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Atherectomy, Coronary*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / prevention & control,  therapy*

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