Lege Artis Medicinae

[What to expect of PTCA today?]

MAJOR László1, MOLNÁR Ferenc1, BERENTEY Ernő2, KÉKES Ede3

SEPTEMBER 29, 1993

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1993;3(09)

[This article is a review of the changing indications for percutaneous coronary angioplasty during the last decade. The role of revascularisation and especially of PTCA in the treatment of coronary heart disease is explained. Coronarography is the most important morphol gic diagnostic tool for coronary artery disease. The importance of the topic of this article is enhanced by the position of Hungary at the top of morbidity and mortality statistics, and by the infrequency of revascularisation procedures, especially PTCA. PTCA proved to be a real alternative to a surgical procedure in about half of the patients indicated for revascularisation. PTCA is less invasive, requires less time for recovery and is less expensive compared to bypass surgery. This article should draw attention of the family practitioner to the importance of this method. ]

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  1. Orvostovábbképző Egyetem Radiológiai Klinika Hemodinamikai Laboratórium
  2. Orvostovábbképző Egyetem Radiológiai Klinika
  3. Orvostovábbképző Egyetem II. Belgyógyászati Klinika Budapest

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