Hanyang Med Rev.  2006 May;26(2):52-60.

Recent Advances in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Coronary Artery Disease

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  • 1Department of Cardiology, Ajou University Medical Center, Korea. sjtahk@ajou.ac.kr

Abstract

Since A. Gruentzig performed successful balloon dilatation of coronary artery stenosis in a patient in 1977, the development of interventional treatment of coronary artery disease was truly remarkable. Drug eluting stents overcame restenosis, the impregnable limitation of percutaneous coronary intervention. Percutaneous coronary intervention became a key treatment in acute coronary syndrome. Intravascular imaging and physiologic studies made tremendous contributions in understanding the mechanism and pathophysiology of coronary artery disease, and in getting over the limitations of interventional treatment. Interventional treatment is replacing surgical treatment and will play a major role not only in coronary artery disease, but also in other cardiovascular diseases.

Keyword

Percutaneous coronary intervention; Restenosis; Drug eluting stent

MeSH Terms

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Artery Disease*
Coronary Stenosis
Coronary Vessels*
Dilatation
Drug-Eluting Stents
Humans
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention*
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