Elective single-vessel percutaneous coronary intervention in a vegetative state patient.

Abstract

A 73-year-old male in a persistent vegetative state underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for unstable angina with multiple-vessel stenosis. The maximum dose pharmaceutical therapy was ineffective in controlling his symptoms. The goal of the procedure was to alleviate the patient's severe chest pain and vomiting with minimal invasion and risk… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1447-0594.2009.00567.x

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@article{Watanabe2010ElectiveSP, title={Elective single-vessel percutaneous coronary intervention in a vegetative state patient.}, author={Tomoyuki Watanabe and Masaki Sugiyama and Takeshi Satoh and Kuniko Makigami}, journal={Geriatrics & gerontology international}, year={2010}, volume={10 1}, pages={102-6} }