|Halon DA et al.|
Long-term results of coronary balloon angioplasty in unstable angina pectoris
Journal of Clinical and Basic Cardiology 2000; 3 (2): 99-101
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Keywords: instabile Angina pectoris, langfristiges Ergebnis, PTCA, long-term outcome, PTCA, unstable angina pectoris
Increased levels of systemic inflammatory markers, that predate the acute event in many patients with unstable angina pectoris, may suggest a tendency for recurrent events in unstable patients. We examined the long-term (10-12 years) outcome of a cohort of patients revascularized by balloon angioplasty for stable or unstable angina pectoris in 1984-1986. Despite a small early hazard in unstable patients subsequent survival was the same in both groups (71 % in unstable and 81 % in stable patients at 11 years, NS). Event-free survival (alive, no myocardial infarction or repeat revascularization) was the same in both groups (32 % at 10 years). Even after subgroup analysis using the Braunwald classification we found no tendency for a greater incidence of late events in the unstable cohort. J Clin Basic Cardiol 2000; 3: 99-101.