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

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Jackman, J. D., Navetta, F. I., Smith, J. E., Tcheng, J. E., Davidson, C. J., Phillips, H. R., Califf, R. M., Nelson, C. L., Gardner, L. H., & Stack, R. S. (1991). Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in octogenarians as an effective therapy for angina pectoris. The American Journal of Cardiology, 68(1), 116-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9149(91)90724-Y