Re-Stenosis after Successful Coronary Angioplasty

Wade Mcbride, Richard A. Lange, L. David Hillis

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Abstract

OVER the past decade, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty has gained wide acceptance as the procedure of choice in many patients with atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. As experience with the procedure has grown, its rate of success has risen to approximately 90 percent and the incidence of acute complications has fallen; as a result, emergency coronary-artery bypass surgery is required in less than 4 percent of patients.123 Despite these improvements, re-Stenosis in the days, weeks, or months after successful angioplasty of a narrowed coronary artery occurs in 25 to 35 percent of patients,34567 or 45 to 55 percent of those with.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1734-1737
Number of pages4
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume318
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 30 1988

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  • Medicine(all)

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