Frequency, risk factors, and outcome for bacteremia after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

@article{Samore1997FrequencyRF,
  title={Frequency, risk factors, and outcome for bacteremia after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.},
  author={Matthew H. Samore and Mireya A Wessolossky and Stanley M Lewis and Samuel J. Shubrooks and Adolf W. Karchmer},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={79 7},
  pages={873-7}
}
The objectives of this study were to examine bacteremias after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with respect to incidence, outcome, and risk factors. Patients undergoing PTCA from January 1990 through April 1994 were studied; during this period a total of 4,217 PTCAs were performed in 3,473 patients. With use of predefined clinical and microbiologic criteria, bacteremias were divided into 3 categories according to the relation to the PTCA procedure: PTCA-related, unrelated… CONTINUE READING