Coagulation activation in patients undergoing directional coronary atherectomy.

Abstract

Restenosis is a major problem of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and related procedures. To better understand the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms, coagulation and fibrinolytic variables were analysed prospectively in 35 patients after directional coronary atherectomy (DCA) and in 20 control patients undergoing diagnostic heart… (More)

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