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We describe five patients with severe unstable angina refractory to medical management in whom coronary angiography demonstrated a severe stenosis of the left main stem. Due to severe co-existing illnesses bypass surgery was deemed inappropriate. Angioplasty to the left main stem stenosis followed by stent deployment was performed. All five patients were successfully discharged from hospital.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Cardiol

Publication Date

31/10/1997

Volume

62

Pages

13 - 18

Keywords

Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Angina, Unstable, Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Disease, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Male, Stents, Treatment Outcome