Comparison of long-term efficacy of medical treatment versus percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in single-vessel disease.

@article{Nishiyama1995ComparisonOL,
  title={Comparison of long-term efficacy of medical treatment versus percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in single-vessel disease.},
  author={Shin-ichiro Nishiyama and Takashi Iwase and Sugao Ishiwata and Nobuyuki Komiyama and Y Yanagishita and Shigemoto Nakanishi and Atsushi Seki},
  journal={Japanese heart journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={565-72}
}
The long-term outcome of PTCA and medical therapy were compared in patients with SVD. All patients were confirmed to have > or - 75% stenosis of a major coronary artery by coronary arteriogram. The 5-year survival rates were 96.0% for medical therapy and 98.9% for successful angioplasty. Both therapies achieved an equally good long-term outcome for SVD. The… CONTINUE READING