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Interventional cardiology and coronary artery disease 

Interventional cardiology and coronary artery disease
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Interventional cardiology and coronary artery disease
Author(s):

M Westwood

and C Dollery

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199209101.003.11
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date: 07 August 2020

What is coronary intervention? 166

Pathophysiology of coronary artery disease 170

The clinical spectrum of coronary heart disease 171

Percutaneous coronary intervention 172

PCI and non-cardiac surgery 176

Anaesthetic support during a PCI 177

Further reading 178

Percutaneous coronary intervention is one of the three key options for treatment of atherosclerotic narrowing of the coronary arteries – the others being medical therapy and coronary artery bypass grafting. In the UK, despite decreasing mortality rates, approximately 260,000 people have an acute MI and 340,000 new cases of angina occur each year....

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