primary coronary angioplasty


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primary coronary angioplasty

Cardiology An angioplastic procedure performed in Pts with evolving Q-wave MI, in which the infarct-related artery is dilated during the acute phase of MI; PCA was the treatment of choice for Pts with contraindications to thrombolytic therapy. See Coronary angioplasty, Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, Stent.
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