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Balloon Angioplasty vs. Optimal Atherectomy Trial. A trial that investigated whether DCA is better than balloon angioplasty for de novo lesions in native coronary arteries
Primary endpoints MACE, TLR—time to relapse at 1 year
Conclusion DCA followed by aggressive PTCA results in significantly increased lumen diameters and decreased rates of restenosis at 6 months than PTCA alone; despite angiographic improvement, rate of clinical events at 1 year is not significantly different between optimal DCA and PTCA
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Cardiology An ongoing study–Balloon Angioplasty vs Optimal Atherectomy on the efficacy of aggressive atherectomy as a means of improving the short-term results of angioplasty. Cf CAVEAT.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Patient discussion about BOAT

Q. I love to travel in this boat Anyone knows, what makes this happen? I am in my first trimester and I am happy with my pregnancy and so far it’s been a smooth sailing boat. I love to travel in this boat till I reach the destination. But one thing that troubles me is that I tend to sleep more. Anyone knows, what makes this happen, please give some input….

A. Hey! It’s a good sign that you tend to sleep more. It is a common symptom among majority of the pregnant women and that too in the first trimester. The need for excess sleep is caused by the newly raised levels of progesterone, which is normal during pregnancy. This hormone helps to regulate the reproductive cycle. This hormone generally makes you drowsy and is the need for extra nap. Enjoy with your pregnancy. Your are perfectly alright. Remember to grab short nap whenever you can and it is absolutely harmless. You will have a different sleeping pattern while in the 2nd and 3rd trimester.

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A BOATMAN lost at sea near Rathlin was yesterday described as a "real character" who loved the island.
"However, taking into account all of the available evidence, including the recent tragic death of operations director Peter Boatman, we have concluded that it is not in the public interest to take any action against Pro-Tect Systems Limited and the investigation has now been closed."
Five police vans attended Mr Boatman's home in Kingsthorpe, Northants, where they found the businessman's body just after 1pm.
"You're taking military training in Siberia, the kids are off to a labour camp and I'll have two weeks as a Vulgar boatman."
Mr Boatman, an expert in police training and use of force, compiled a report stating his opinions that the actions were reasonable.
A couple from the North-East who owe their lives to a Thai boatman were last night praying their rescuer had survived the Asian tsunami.
Albert (right) who grew up at the back of the Warwick Canal, near Nechells, dreamed of being a boatman as a schoolboy.
A BOATMAN at the Tay Road Bridge was fired after being caught smoking cannabis.
I learned that he was their "boatman." And, as the day wore on, I sensed that he didn't like this white-skinned Westerner invading his territory and doing his job.
ASCOT: 2.00 Boatman, 3.00 Bristol Channel, 3.35 Levelled (nap), 4.35 Tumbleweed River.
Of the eight paintings featured in this show, Peripecias de un Balsero (Peripatetic boatman; all works 1993) most powerfully represents the "New Paintings: New Orleans" series in which Azaceta has reprised his mid-'80s theme of the balsero or Cuban boat refugee.