Nonoperative dilatation of coronary-artery stenosis: percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

@article{Gruentzig1979NonoperativeDO,
  title={Nonoperative dilatation of coronary-artery stenosis: percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.},
  author={Andreas R. Gruentzig and Arne Senning and Walter Siegenthaler},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1979},
  volume={301 2},
  pages={61-8}
}
In percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, a catheter system is introduced through a systemic artery under local anesthesia to dilate a stenotic artery by controlled inflation of a distensible balloon. Over the past 18 months, we have used this technic in 50 patients. The technic was successful in 32 patients, reducing the stenosis from a mean of 84 to 34 per cent (P less than 0.001) and the coronary-pressure gradient from a mean of 58 to 19 mm Hg (P less than 0.001). Twenty-nine… CONTINUE READING
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