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The technique of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Uses, abuses, training requirements, benefits, complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10147947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Like coronary artery bypass grafting, PTCA is used to manage multilesion and multivessel disease, new complete occlusions, and partial occlusions of saphenous vein or internal mammary artery grafts. PTCA is contraindicated for patients with a significant obstructive lesion in the left main coronary artery or with severe diffuse atherosclerosis. In determining whether this procedure provides the best treatment option, the risk of abrupt vessel closure, restenosis, MI, or incomplete revascularization must be considered. Guidelines for the performance of PTCA and physician and institutional responsibilities have been established; these guidelines must be regarded as necessary criteria for wide adoption.
H J Swan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of critical illness     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1040-0257     ISO Abbreviation:  J Crit Illn     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-25     Completed Date:  1993-02-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608118     Medline TA:  J Crit Illn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  189-95     Citation Subset:  T    
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / adverse effects,  contraindications,  instrumentation,  methods*,  standards
Arteriosclerosis / therapy*
Cardiology / education
Clinical Competence
Treatment Outcome

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