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 versus coronary artery bypass grafting in treatment of unprotected left main stenosis (NOBLE): A prospective, randomised, open-label, non-inferiority trial.
Here was an expose about the use of percutaneous coronary angioplasty in stable patients with cardiovascular disease.
Although some studies have reported successful revascularization of these coronary abnormalities using surgical coronary bypass or percutaneous coronary angioplasty, the optimal revascularization strategy remains unclear.
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. Lancet 1988;1:197-203.
The mean follow-up time was 7 years; measured outcomes (MI, coronary artery bypass, percutaneous coronary angioplasty, stroke, and heart failure) were assessed from records contained in the national patient database.
C-reactive protein and coronary events following percutaneous coronary angioplasty. Am J Med 2003;115:85-90.
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.
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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