Direct percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction. Predictors of short-term outcome and the impact of coronary stenting. Study Group of The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Leitender Kardiologischer Krankenhausärzte (ALKK).
Direct percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is widely accepted in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction since excellent results had been reported from several small randomized trials. Less favourable results were observed in large-scale registries. In particular, the use of stents in acute myocardial infarction has become… (More)