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Recanalization of Totally Occluded Coronary Vessels by Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty

  • Raimund Erbel
  • C. Diefenbach
  • G. Schreiner
  • T. Pop
  • C. von Olshausen
  • H. J. Rupprecht
  • A. Aydin
  • J. Meyer
Conference paper

Abstract

Since its introduction in 1977, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) has become an effective approach for treatment of patients with single-vessel disease [1–3, 5]. Treatment of double- and multiple-vessel disease has also been attempted [5, 6]. In patients with angina pectoris total occlusion of coronary vessels is found, and PTCA has also been used in an attempt to restore coronary blood flow in such patients [8, 10]. Even main stem occlusions have been recanalized [11]. In patients with total occlusion of coronary vessels, collateral flow is sufficient to maintain cardiac function at rest but not during exercise [12–14]. Therefore, PTCA seems to be an ideal method for restoring antegrade coronary blood flow.

Keywords

Coronary Blood Flow Occlude Coronary Artery Left Main Stem Diagnostic Coronary Angiography Total Coronary Occlusion 
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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Darmstadt 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raimund Erbel
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Diefenbach
    • 1
  • G. Schreiner
    • 1
  • T. Pop
    • 1
  • C. von Olshausen
    • 1
  • H. J. Rupprecht
    • 1
  • A. Aydin
    • 1
  • J. Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.II. Medical ClinicJohannes Gutenberg-UniversityMainzFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.II. Medical ClinicJohannes Gutenberg UniversityMainzFederal Republic of Germany

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