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Left main coronary stenosis as a late complication of percutaneous angioplasty:an old problem, but still a problem

  title={Left main coronary stenosis as a late complication of percutaneous angioplasty:an old problem, but still a problem},
  author={Giuseppe and Faggian and Gianluca and Rigatelli and Francesco and Santini and Petrilli and Paolo and Cardaioli and Loris and Roncon and Alessandro and Mazzucco},
  journal={Journal of Geriatric Cardiology},
Objective Accelerated left main coronary stenosis (LMCS) is a known potential late complication of coronary artery catheter procedures. The aim of this study was to assess the current occurrence of LMCS as a delayed complication of percutaneous angioplasty (PTCA) of the left coronary branches in our institution. Methods The medical records of patients referred for coronary artery by-pass surgery from the same Cardiology Unit in the January 2003 to December 2006 period and presenting a… 
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