Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in octogenarians as an effective therapy for angina pectoris

John D. Jackman*, Frank I. Navetta, Jack E. Smith, James E. Tcheng, Charles J. Davidson, Harry R. Phillips, Robert M. Califf, Charlotte L. Nelson, Laura H. Gardner, Richard S. Stack

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Abstract

There are limited data regarding percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in patients aged >80 years, a rapidly expanding population that has a 20% prevalence of symptomatic coronary artery disease.1-3 Two studies have reported relatively low success rates, high procedural morbidity and mortality, and no data on restenosis,4,5 whereas a third reported a higher success rate, but had limited angiographic follow-up-only in symptomatic patients.6 We therefore undertook a study to assess the early and long-term outcome of octogenarian patients treated with PTCA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-119
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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