Coronary angioplasty: clinical and angiographic follow-up.

  title={Coronary angioplasty: clinical and angiographic follow-up.},
  author={Sanford Levine and C J Ewels and David Rosing and Kenneth M. Kent},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={55 6},
To evaluate the clinical status and restenosis rate after percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography (PTCA), 251 consecutive patients who had undergone a successful procedure from February 1979 to May 1983 were studied. Angiography was done routinely in 92 of the initial 100 consecutive patients in whom the procedure was successful (group I), 1 to 11 months (mean 6) after PTCA. Restenosis occurred in 37 of 92 patients (40%); all but 2 (who had collateral flow to the restenosed vessel) had… CONTINUE READING

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