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Percutaneous interventional cardiac procedures 

Percutaneous interventional cardiac procedures
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Percutaneous interventional cardiac procedures
Author(s):

Edward D. Folland

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.161306_update_002

Update:

Transcutaneous aortic valve implantation indications and outcomes. Pressure wire measurement of clow reserve to guide coronary intervention. Use of intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography. Non cardiac surgery following coronary intervention. This chapter now includes content from retired Chapter 16.13.8.

Updated on 29 Oct 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 22 November 2017

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the term applied to a variety of percutaneous, catheter-based procedures that accomplish revascularization by angioplasty (enlargement of a vessel lumen by modification of plaque structure), stenting (deployment of an internal armature or stent), atherectomy (removal or ablation of plaque), or thrombectomy (removal of thrombus)....

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