Heart and Vessels

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 1–6 | Cite as

Physiological aspects of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

  • Howard Kline


Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) can serve as a model for controlled coronary artery occlusion and reperfusion, which enable the dynamic physiological alterations related to PTCA to be assessed. In this review, physiologically related changes pertinent to PTCA in human subjects will be discussed.

Key words

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty Reperfusion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard Kline
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Department of MedicineUniversity of California Medical Center and Western Heart Institute, St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center 450San FranciscoUSA

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