percutaneous coronary angioplasty

percutaneous coronary angioplasty

The correction of narrowing or blockage of a branch of a coronary artery by means of a balloon catheter passed through the skin and into an artery, along which it is threaded to the site of the procedure.
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Percutaneous coronary angioplasty in elderly patients: Assessment of inhospital outcomes.
Thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator in acute myocardial infarction: no additional benefit from immediate percutaneous coronary angioplasty.
C-reactive protein and coronary events following percutaneous coronary angioplasty.
In extremely elderly patients, the procedural success rate of percutaneous coronary angioplasty is 94%--which makes the procedure an acceptable one in this patient group despite a relatively high early mortality rate, Dr.
Baseline systemic inflammatory status and no-reflow phenomenon after percutaneous coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction.
We immediately transport the patient to the angiography laboratory to perform a primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty to the infarct related artery.

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