Incidence, predictors, and management of acute coronary occlusion after coronary angioplasty.

@article{Feyter1994IncidencePA,
  title={Incidence, predictors, and management of acute coronary occlusion after coronary angioplasty.},
  author={P. J. de Feyter and Peter P. T. de Jaegere and P. W. Serruys},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1994},
  volume={127 3},
  pages={
          643-51
        }
}
Acute coronary occlusion occurs in 4.3% to 8.3% of patients during coronary angioplasty. Its occurrence is difficult to predict in an individual patient. At high risk are patients with unstable angina, intracoronary thrombus, extreme age, long complex lesions, and diffuse disease. "Standard" management including redilation (prolonged perfusion) thrombolytic treatment and emergency bypass surgery is only successful in approximately 50% of the patients and is associated with a high mortality and… CONTINUE READING
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