Therapeutic strategy with total coronary artery occlusions

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jan 15;79(2):185-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(96)00710-2.


Patients with a coronary artery occlusion are more likely to be revascularized surgically or to be treated conservatively than patients without occlusion. A higher prevalence of patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD), particularly with 3-vessel CAD, in the group with occlusion may account in part for this difference in management.

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Clinical Protocols
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Coronary Disease / pathology
  • Coronary Disease / surgery
  • Coronary Disease / therapy*
  • Coronary Vessels / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Ischemia / pathology
  • Myocardial Ischemia / surgery
  • Myocardial Ischemia / therapy*
  • Prevalence
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Stroke Volume
  • Thrombolytic Therapy