Retrospective analysis of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and coronary stenting

Jilin Chen, Runlin Gao, Qiangjun Cai, Yuejin Yang, Shubin Qiao, Xuewen Qin, Jun Zhang, Min Yao

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Objective. To examine long-term efficacy of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), coronary stenting and to assess the factors affecting its efficacy. Methods. A total of 790 patients who underwent successful PTCA and PTCA + stent in this hospital were followed by direct interview or letter. The rate of follow-up was 84.2% and the period of follow-up was 0.9 - 12.7 (3.5 ± 2.4) years. Results. During follow-up, 4 (0.5%) patients died, 22 (2.8%) had nonfatal acute myocardial infarction, 10 (1.3%) had coronary artery bypass surgery, and 98 (12.4%) had repeat PTCA. The rate of recurrent angina pectoris was 31.1%. The cardiac event-free survival rate calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method was 88.2% at 1 year and 80.6% at 12.7 years. Cox regression analysis showed that there was a positive correlation between AMI history, stent implantation and the risk of cardiac events, and there was a negative correlation between the number of diseased arteries and the risk of cardiac events. Compared to the PTCA group, patients with PTCA + stent had significantly lower rates of total cardiac events. Conclusion. The long-term efficacy of PTCA, especially PTCA + stent in Chinese patients was very satisfactory, suggesting that PTCA + stent therapy should be the major treatment for revascularization in patients with coronary heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-486
Number of pages4
JournalChinese Medical Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Coronary stenting
  • Long-term prognosis
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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