Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in left main stem coronary stenosis: a five-year appraisal.

@article{Stertzer1985PercutaneousTC,
  title={Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in left main stem coronary stenosis: a five-year appraisal.},
  author={Simon H Stertzer and Richard K. Myler and H Insel and E Wallsh and Philippe Rossi},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={149-59}
}
Left main stem coronary stenosis is now uniformly treated with coronary artery bypass grafting. The advent of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty has permitted a non-operative improvement in myocardial blood flow in many cases of single- and multi-vessel coronary atherosclerosis. The use of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in left main stem coronary stenosis has been sporadic and controversial. Twenty percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasties were attempted in 19… CONTINUE READING