Arterial changes after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: results at autopsy.

@article{Kohchi1987ArterialCA,
  title={Arterial changes after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: results at autopsy.},
  author={K Kohchi and Shigeo Takebayashi and Peter C. Block and Tadayuki Hiroki and Masakiyo Nobuyoshi},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={592-9}
}
Light and electron microscopic examinations were performed on 20 coronary artery sites from nine patients who had undergone percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. Twelve successfully dilated sites without prior thrombosis showed evidence of a tear in the luminal surface (with or without fracture of an atheroma) even at 140 days after angioplasty. The tear split through a relatively undistensible intima in 9 (75%) of the 12 sites. Two successfully dilated sites with prior thrombosis… CONTINUE READING