Novel Interventional Techniques for Acute Coronary Syndromes

  • David R. HolmesJr.
  • Robert S. Schwartz
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 217)


The introduction of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in 1977 has revolutionized modern cardiology.1 It not only has offered an alternative means for treating patients with acute coronary syndromes but also stimulated interest in the pathophysiology of these syndromes. Percutaneous revascularization procedures have become the treatment of choice for patients with single vessel disease requiring revascularization and similarly provide an excellent option for selected patients with multivessel coronary artery disease.2-6 The annual number of dilatation procedures now exceeds the number of coronary bypass surgical procedures.


Unstable Angina Chronic Total Occlusion Rotational Atherectomy Initial Success Rate Intracoronary Thrombus 
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