Coronair-angioplastiek en bypass-operatie. Een moeilijke keuze

Translated title of the contribution: A difficult choice. Coronary angioplasty and bypass operation

M. Voskuil, J. J. Piek*

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Abstract

The number of complications because of percutaneous coronary transluminal angioplasty (PTCA) is significantly reduced by the use of stents and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa receptor inhibitors. The occurrence of restenosis, an important drawback of percutaneous interventions, is mainly reduced by the selective use of stent implantation. Furthermore PTCA has acquired an important place in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction. The developments in this area follow each other rapidly, so a number of the current problems will probably be solved within the next few years. Improvements of the technical possibilities of PTCA and bypass surgery will lead to changes of the indications of both techniques.

Translated title of the contributionA difficult choice. Coronary angioplasty and bypass operation
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)19-25
Number of pages7
JournalPharmaceutisch Weekblad
Volume136
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2001

Keywords

  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary artery bypass
  • Coronary disease
  • Operative
  • Percutaneous coronary
  • Stents
  • Surgical procedures
  • Transluminal

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