Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in patients over the age of 70 years.

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) was attempted in 109 patients over the age of 70 years (mean age 75.9). The patients' clinical characteristics showed 55% with multivessel coronary disease, 86% with significant angina pectoris (Class II to IV), 16% with prior bypass surgery, and 2.7% with left ventricular dysfunction. Angioplasty data… (More)