Complications in PTCA

  • Eckart Fleck
  • Eckart Frantz
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Recognition of Complications

  3. Complications in New Interventional Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. A. v. Pölnitz, G. Bauriedel, P. C. Dartsch, I. Schinko, D. Backa, E. Betz et al.
      Pages 47-56
    3. Raimund Erbel, M. Haude, S. Iversen, U. Nixdorff, H. Oelert, U. Dietz et al.
      Pages 57-68
    4. Martin Höher, V. Hombach, M. Kochs, W. Haerer, A. Schmidt, T. Eggeling
      Pages 76-94
  4. Management of Complications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. A. Buchwald, C. Unterberg, G. S. Werner, U. Tebbe, H. R. Figulla, V. Wiegand
      Pages 104-107
    3. Frits W. Bär, J. van Oppen, H. de Swart, V. van Ommen, P. Leenders, M. Havenith et al.
      Pages 108-113
    4. J. Ennker, H. Warnecke, G. Reinicke, R. Hetzer
      Pages 114-122
  5. Restenosis after Angioplasty

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. K. J. Beatt, P. W. Serruys
      Pages 125-133
    3. Hans J. Rupprecht, R. Brennecke, R. Erbel, J. Meyer
      Pages 134-141
    4. J. Krülls-Münch, E. Frantz, U. Sauer, H. Oswald, E. Fleck
      Pages 142-144
    5. C. Düber
      Pages 145-147
  6. Final Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149

About these proceedings


Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty is presently the widest used non-surgi­ cal method for the treatment of stenotic lesions in coronary artery disease. Continuous development of the procedure and equipment has made complex and multi-vessel-inter­ ventions possible and has led to other techniques of intravascular angioplasty. In reviewing current results, this volume pays particular attention to causes, incidence, circumstances, recognition, treatment and outcome of complications of PTCA; it also considers restenosis, which still occurs at an unsatisfactory high rate after primarily successful procedures. To deal with these topics, experts on PTCA met to discuss their experiences and insights into peculiar aspects of complications in PTCA. The discussion was subdivided into: Recognition of complications; Complications in new interventional techniques; Management of complications; and Restenosis after angioplasty. The question of whether angiographic and pathological characteristics of sclerotic lesions allow the identification of complication-prone lesions in advance is discussed in the first chapter. One paper deals with the state of the art of digital cardiac imaging, which enables the operator to have an early knowledge of and adequate reaction to possible complications occurring during angioplasty. Special attention is directed to the so-called "high-risk"-PTCA, detailing the clinical variables, in order to have better knowledge about patients with a higher probability of unsuccessful or complicated procedures.


Dilatation PTCA Stent anatomy angiography artery cardiac imaging coronary artery disease coronary heart disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Eckart Fleck
    • 1
  • Eckart Frantz
    • 1
  1. 1.Klinik für Innere Medizin - KardiologieDeutsches Herzzentrum BerlinBerlin 65Germany

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