Dilate or defer? View of a skeptic.

  title={Dilate or defer? View of a skeptic.},
  author={Spencer B. King},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={42 7},
  • Spencer B. King
  • Published 2003 in Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Coronary angioplasty was developed by Andreas Gruentzig as a less invasive method to alleviate ischemia and the debilitating angina it causes. The introduction of balloon dilation and the subsequent improvements, especially stenting, is a resounding success story in medicine. Bypass surgery has been safely avoided as demonstrated in many randomized trials. Although subsets of patients with extensive disease, especially those with diabetes, have fared better with surgery, angioplasty and… CONTINUE READING

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