Angiographic findings in patients undergoing catheterization for recurrent symptoms within 30 days of successful coronary intervention

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Sep 1;84(5):589-92, A8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00384-7.


In 108 consecutive patients without abrupt vessel closure referred for repeat coronary angiography within 30 days of successful coronary intervention, 28 (26%) were found with restenosis at the treated site. None of the 27 patients who underwent stenting were found to have early restenosis; balloon angioplasty without stenting was the only independent predictor of early restenosis in patients with recurrent symptoms within 30 days of intervention.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Angina Pectoris / diagnostic imaging*
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary* / instrumentation
  • Cardiac Catheterization*
  • Coronary Angiography*
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Disease / therapy*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Recurrence
  • Stents*