Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty and Intracoronary Thrombolysis

Coronary Heart Disease IV

  • Martin Kaltenbach
  • Andreas Roland Grüntzig
  • Klaus Peter Rentrop
  • Wulf-Dirk Bussmann
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Transluminal Angioplasty. Development and Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Grüntzig
      Pages 3-5
    3. M. B. Mock, K. M. Kent, L. G. Bentivoglio, P. C. Block, M. Bourassa, M. J. Cowley et al.
      Pages 11-19
    4. W. Porstmann, A. R. Parsi, P. Romaniuk, H. J. Pech, H. Eger
      Pages 20-22
  3. Functional Results of TCA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. K. M. Kent, R. O. Bonow, D. R. Rosing, L. C. Lipson, C. L. McIntosh, S. Bacharach et al.
      Pages 47-52
    3. H. Klepzig Jr., D. Scherer, G. Kober, F. D. Maul, N. Kanemoto, R. Standke et al.
      Pages 53-63
    4. M. Amor, N. Danchin, J.-P. Godenir, A. Bertrand, M. Cuilliere, F. Cherrier
      Pages 64-71
    5. U. Sigwart, M. Grbic, J.-L. Rivier, H. Sadeghi
      Pages 72-77
    6. L. G. Bentivoglio, M. J. Barrett, N. M. Wolf, S. G. Meister
      Pages 78-80
    7. D. O. Williams, R. S. Riley, A. K. Singh, K. S. Korr, A. S. Most
      Pages 81-85
    8. Back Matter
      Pages 86-87
  4. Successful and Unsuccessful TCA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. D. O. Williams, R. S. Riley, A. K. Singh, A. S. Most
      Pages 91-94
    3. H.-J. Engel, M. Kaltenbach, W. Rafflenbeul, G. Kober, D. Scherer, R. Simon et al.
      Pages 102-109
    4. P. W. Serruys, F. Booman, G. J. Troost, J. H. C. Reiber, J. J. Gerbrands, M. v.d. Brand et al.
      Pages 110-124
  5. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. T. Bonzel, H. Löllgen, K. Wink, H. Just
      Pages 132-138
    3. G. Dorros, S. H. Stertzer, R. K. Myler, M. Kaltenbach, D. A. Spring
      Pages 139-142
  6. Complications

  7. Experimental Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. M. Stolte, A. Heidbrink, M. Schmuziger
      Pages 167-173
    3. A. D. Schmidt-Moritz, M. Schneider, B. Kunkel, M. Kaltenbach
      Pages 176-182
    4. T. J. Ryan, D. P. Faxon, V. J. Weber, C. Haudenschild, S. B. Gottsman, W. A. McGovern
      Pages 185-188
    5. M. Kaltenbach, J. Beyer, H. Klepzig, L. Schmidts, K. Hübner
      Pages 189-193
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 194-195
  8. New Applications of Transluminal Angioplasty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. H. C. Smith, T. M. Sundt, D. G. Piepgras, R. E. Vlietstra, A. W. Stanson, J. K. Campbell
      Pages 209-219
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 229-229
  9. Coronary Fibrinolysis in Acute Myocardial Infarction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. W. Rutsch, M. Schartl, D. Mathey, K. Kuck, W. Merx, R. Dörr et al.
      Pages 233-241
    3. W. Huhmann, R. Allner, H. Nieth
      Pages 253-257
    4. P. Rentrop, K. R. Karsch, H. Blanke, W. Rutsch, W. Merx, D. Mathey
      Pages 258-261

About these proceedings


This volume contains the proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Coronary Heart Disease, held in Frankfurt/Federal Republic of Germany. In 1970, when the fIrst symposium was held, the whole range of diagnostic and therapeutic measures was covered, but since then interest in coronary heart disease has increased so considerably that the fourth symposium was restricted to only two therapeutic aspects, angioplasty and intracoronary thrombolysis. It can be noted with pleasure that European cardiologists, namely Andreas Griintzig and Peter Rentrop, have made essential contributions to the applicability of these modes of treatment. When angioplasty was fIrst discussed at the Third International Symposium (Coronary Heart Disease, Stuttgart, 1978) a great deal of astonishment was expressed. Today the procedure has gained an important place in the treatment of angina pecto­ ris. The proportion of candidates for coronary surgery in whom angioplasty can be attempted instead of operation is around 10%, in certain subgroups even higher. The most remarkable fmding of our 5-year experience with angioplasty are the extre­ mely good long-term results. Recurrences happen in about 15%-20% of cases within the fIrst 3 months; after this period of time, recurrences are very unusual and mostly due to progression of the disease at other sites. Angioplasty has thus also contributed to our understanding of the dynamics of the atherosclerotic process.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Kaltenbach
    • 1
  • Andreas Roland Grüntzig
    • 2
  • Klaus Peter Rentrop
    • 3
  • Wulf-Dirk Bussmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Kardiologie, Zentrum der Inneren MedizinKlinikum der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.School of Medicine, Department of MedicineEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Division of CardiologyMount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68360-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68358-9
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