percutaneous coronary intervention

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Related to percutaneous coronary intervention: CABG, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty


interposition or interference in the affairs of another to accomplish a goal or end; see also implementation.
crisis intervention
1. counseling or psychotherapy for patients in a life crisis that is directed at supporting the patient through the crisis and helping the patient cope with the stressful event that precipitated it.
2. in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as use of short-term counseling to help the patient cope with a crisis and resume a state of functioning comparable to or better than the pre-crisis state.
nursing intervention an action for which nurses are responsible that is intended to benefit a patient or client.
percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) the management of coronary artery occlusion by any of various catheter-based techniques, such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, atherectomy, angioplasty using the excimer laser, and implantation of coronary stents and related devices.
intervention (omaha) in the omaha system, an action or activity undertaken to address a specific client problem and to improve, maintain, or restore health or to prevent illness. See also intervention scheme.
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percutaneous coronary intervention

The opening of narrowed or blocked coronary arteries by means of balloon angioplasty (with or without placement of stents), atherectomy, or other techniques involving use of a catheter.
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per·cu·ta·ne·ous co·ro·nar·y in·ter·ven·tion

(PCI) (pĕr'kyū-tā'nē-ŭs kōr'ŏ-nar'ē in'tĕr-ven'shŭn)
The treatment modality used during cardiac catheterization to reduce or remove occlusion within the coronary arteries and increase perfusion to the myocardium. PCIs include atherectomy, brachytherapy, stent implantation, angioplasty, and laser revascularization.
Synonym(s): intracoronary stenting.
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With the advent of novel recanalization techniques and emerging devices, percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) have become a promising treatment option for these patients [1-5].
Multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with stable angina: a common approach?
Contrast-Induced nephropathy after percutaneous coronary interventions in relation to chronic kidney disease and hemodynamic variables.
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Presence of older thrombus is an independent predictor of long-term mortality in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction treated with thrombus aspiration during primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Circulation 2008; 118: 1810-6.
Regado Biosciences, which specialises in the development of controllable aptamer drug systems, said it would spend the bulk of the new capital to support the Phase 3 development of its lead programme REG1 for use in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).
LOS ANGELES--Coronary artery bypass graft surgery not only provides better clinical outcomes than percutaneous coronary intervention in diabetic patients with multivessel disease, but it does so in a highly cost-effective manner, according to an economic analysis of the FREEDOM trial, Elizabeth A.

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