Long-term clinical and angiographic results following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.
LE Grigg, PA Valentine, EG Manolas, DJ Flower, D Hunt
Aust N Z J Med | Published : 1988
The long-term results of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty were evaluated in our first 42 patients, who had initial successful angioplasty and no restenosis on angiogram performed four months after angioplasty. Evaluation included repeat follow-up angiogram performed approximately two years after angioplasty in 22 of the 42 patients. All 42 patients had single vessel disease with severe angina pectoris refractory to medical treatment before angioplasty; at a mean follow-up of 28 months after angioplasty, 37 (88%) were asymptomatic. No patient died or underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery during the follow-up period, although three patients (7%) suffered a myocardial inf..View full abstract