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The coronary flow velocity reserve measured by stress transoesophageal echocardiography evaluates the success of coronary interventions--results of a 5-year follow-up.
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PMID:  16269398     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to examine the long-term prognostic value of coronary flow velocity reserve (CFR) evaluated by means of stress transoesophageal echocardiography (STEE) in patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). DESIGN: The study comprised 31 patients with significant LAD stenosis who underwent LAD-PCI. In consequence of their clinical signs, 11 subjects required rePCI or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operation within six months. The clinical status of the remaining 20 cases improved during the follow-up. STEE examinations were performed before LAD-PCI and after it. RESULTS: The CFR of patients in a stable clinical condition improved during the follow-up, while the CFR of those who required rePCI or CABG remained unchanged. From this patient population, two subjects died during the 5-year follow-up. CONCLUSIONS: Most of the patients who displayed an improved CFR after PCI suffered no major clinical events during the 5-year follow-up; in contrast, in those who a priori had a low CFR and did not show any improvement after PCI, major events did occur during this period.
Attila Nemes; Tamás Forster; Imre Ungi; Viktória Nagy; Andrea Vass; Attila Pálinkás; Albert Varga; Miklós Csanády
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian cardiovascular journal : SCJ     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1401-7431     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. Cardiovasc. J.     Publication Date:  2005 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-04     Completed Date:  2006-01-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708377     Medline TA:  Scand Cardiovasc J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Medicine and Cardiology Center, Medical Faculty, Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Center, University of Szeged, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Blood Flow Velocity / physiology
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Circulation / physiology
Coronary Stenosis / physiopathology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal / methods*
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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