Angioscopic predictors of early adverse outcome after coronary angioplasty in patients with unstable angina and non-Q-wave myocardial infarction.

@article{Waxman1996AngioscopicPO,
  title={Angioscopic predictors of early adverse outcome after coronary angioplasty in patients with unstable angina and non-Q-wave myocardial infarction.},
  author={Sergio Waxman and M A Sassower and Murray A. Mittleman and Stuart W. Zarich and Akira Miyamoto and K S Manzo and J. F. Esteban Muller and George S. Abela and Richard W. Nesto},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 12},
  pages={2106-13}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical and angiographic criteria have a limited ability to predict adverse outcome in patients with unstable angina who are undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). We investigated whether the use of angioscopy can improve prediction of early adverse outcome after PTCA. METHODS AND RESULTS Angioscopic characterization of the culprit lesion was performed before PTCA in 32 patients with unstable angina and 10 with non-Q-wave infarction. Seven patients (17… CONTINUE READING