[The role of percutaneus coronary interventions in the treatment of coronary artery disease]

Lepper, Philipp M; Windecker, Stephan; Meier, Bernhard (2009). [The role of percutaneus coronary interventions in the treatment of coronary artery disease]. Therapeutische Umschau, 66(4), pp. 277-91. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0040-5930.66.4.277

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In industrial countries, cardiovascular diseases remain the primary cause of death. This review summarizes the role of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in the treatment of coronary heart disease. Interventional therapy of coronary artery disease was initiated in 1977 with the introduction of balloon angioplasty by Andreas Grüntzig in Zurich. Technical progress since has been related to construction and materials of catheters, but also to digital processing of x-ray imaging. Additional methods - rotablation, atherectomy, laser, intravascular ultrasound, and most importantly stent implantation were developed. Only stents significantly changed the procedure. They are today an integral part of PCI.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology

UniBE Contributor:

Windecker, Stephan and Meier, Bernhard

ISSN:

0040-5930

ISBN:

19358138

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:09

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:22

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0040-5930.66.4.277

PubMed ID:

19358138

Web of Science ID:

A1991GC57300008

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/30253 (FactScience: 191598)

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