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October 2014 Br J Cardiol 2014;21:146 Online First

Correspondence: from balloons to stents and back again?

Drs Usha Rao and Simon C Eccleshall

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Dear Sirs, Ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity, and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a mainstay of treatment. The management of IHD has been revolutionised by major advancements in the field of coronary angioplasty, starting with the use of balloons for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in 1977 by Gruentzig.1 However, their use was limited by acute recoil (approximately 40%), vessel dissection and a high re-stenosis rate (50%). To treat the acute problems of recoil and dissection (with acute vessel closure) and reduce the rate of re-stenosis, coronary stents were introduced

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“Doctor knows best”… Perhaps; but which one?

March 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:64-6

“Doctor knows best”… Perhaps; but which one?

Michael Norell

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So there I was, sitting in one of our twice-weekly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings. I was proffering my sixpence worth on the merits of surgery (coronary artery bypass graft [CABG]) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) (occasionally neither, and – rarely – both), as a succession of clinical data, scans of various types and coronary angiograms were laid before us. And I got to thinking, “is this the way it should be?” We have come a long way in tailoring treatment to patients. When PCI, or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) as it was then, emerged as a young and promising technique in the late seventies

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March 2006 Br J Cardiol (Acute Interv Cardiol) 2006;13:AIC 22–AIC 25

Percutaneous cardiopulmonary support for circulatory assistance during angioplasty in a patient with Friedreich’s ataxia

Guido Materazzo, Davide Ghitti, Marco Rossi, Giuseppe Nasso, Paola Spatuzza, Carlo Maria De Filippo, Pietro Modugno, Amedeo Anselmi, Francesco Alessandrini

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