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      Total Coronary Artery Occlusion Late after Successful Coronary Angioplasty of Moderately Severe Lesions: Incidence and Clinical Manifestations

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          Coronary restenosis after balloon angioplasty is a slow process that develops over a few months. In some patients, with an initially successful angioplasty, an artery that originally had only moderate stenosis becomes totally occluded as a result of restenosis. This report describes 16 such patients out of 415 dilated lesions with late angiographic follow-up. Ten patients presented with stable angina pectoris, 5 had unstable angina and only one was admitted with a small myocardial infarction. Visible collaterals were present in 15 patients. Except for the patient who sustained myocardial infarction, none of the late angiograms showed the typical morphological features of acute lesion. We conclude that total coronary occlusion late after successful angioplasty of an artery that was moderately narrowed is rare. The ‘restenotic’ occlusion is a slow process that stimulates collateral formation and thus the risk of myocardial infarction is small.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1994
          1994
          18 November 2008
          : 85
          : 3-4
          : 222-228
          Affiliations
          Cardiology Department, Hadassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
          Article
          176679 Cardiology 1994;85:222–228
          10.1159/000176679
          7987879
          © 1994 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 7
          Categories
          Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology

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