Istanbul Tip Fakultesi Mecmuasi, vol.57, no.3, pp.89-97, 1994 (Scopus)
Despite technical advances in balloon catheter and guidewire systems and greater experience, the success rate of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) continues to be limited by abrupt closure 3-5 % of cases, and chronic restenosis which occurs in 25-40 % of patients. The new technologies (atherectomy, stents, and laser techniques) have recently entered clinical testing with the goal of providing a practical and predictable solution to these difficulties. A 60-year-old man was admitted to our clinic due to stable angina pectoris. The treadmill test was positive. The coronary arteriography revealed severe narrowing in the left anterior descending and obtus marginal arteries. The restenosis developed in the left anterior descending arteries, so second PTCA was attempted, but dissection of coronary artery developed. The Palmaz-Schatz coronary stent was successfully applied. Because of the we decided to report this patient with coronary heart disease treated by a new method.