The "second generation" NHLBI Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty Registry. Have we established the role for PTCA in treating coronary artery disease?

@article{Mock1989TheG,
  title={The "second generation" NHLBI Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty Registry. Have we established the role for PTCA in treating coronary artery disease?},
  author={Michael B. Mock and Hugh C. Smith and Charles J. Mullany},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1989},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={700-2}
}
T he initial National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) registry was established when the technique was in its infancy. The initial PTCA registry had the strong endorsement and support of the innovator of coronary angioplasty, Dr. Andreas Gruentzig.1 The registry tracked the early experience and… CONTINUE READING