Antiischemic effect of intracoronary diltiazem on myocardial ischemia during PTCA

@article{Saito1996AntiischemicEO,
  title={Antiischemic effect of intracoronary diltiazem on myocardial ischemia during PTCA},
  author={Katsumi Saito and Hiroshi Nonogi and Yoichi Goto and Akira Itoh and Satoshi Daikoku and Shunichi Miyazaki and Kazuo Haze},
  journal={Heart and Vessels},
  year={1996},
  volume={11},
  pages={92-99}
}
To evaluate the effect of intracoronary diltiazem on myocardial ischemia during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), 38 patients were randomly assigned to receive inactive placebo (n = 19; group C) or a low dose (1 mg,n = 10; group D1), or a high dose (2 or 3mg,n = 9; group D2) of diltiazem in a double-blind manner. The agent was administered directly into the coronary artery via a balloon catheter following a control balloon inflation. Chest pain score (maximum, 10) and the… CONTINUE READING
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