Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in the elderly

R. C. Thompson, David Holmes

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Selected elderly patients, even the very elderly, can undergo percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with a high expected rate of procedural success; however, procedural mortality is higher than in younger patients and, although long-term survival is very good, long-term relief of angina is less reliable. Patient selection is the key to optimal outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-194
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 8 1996
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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