PTCA in evolution: why is it so popular?

  • G O Hartzler
  • Published 1990 in Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine


The last 10 years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedures performed in the United States. The increase can be attributed to experience and improved technology, which have made PTCA a viable and effective procedure for an increasing number of coronary disease patients--including those… (More)


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