Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: report of complications from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute PTCA Registry.

@article{Dorros1983PercutaneousTC,
  title={Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: report of complications from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute PTCA Registry.},
  author={Gerald M Dorros and Michael J. Cowley and Jordan Simpson and L. G. Bentivoglio and Peter C. Block and Martial G. Bourassa and K Detre and Arthur J. Gosselin and Andreas R. Gruentzig and Sheryl F. Kelsey and Kenneth M. Kent and M B Mock and S M Mullin and Richard K. Myler and Eugene R. Passamani and Simon H Stertzer and David O. Williams},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1983},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={723-30}
}
The complications reported in the first 1500 patients enrolled in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) Registry are analyzed. Data were contributed from 73 centers between September 1977 and April 1981. PTCA was successful in 63% of attempts. Five hundred forty-three in-hospital complications occurred in 314 patients (21%). The most frequent complications were prolonged angina in 121, myocardial infarction (MI) in 72, and coronary… CONTINUE READING

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