Restenosis After Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
September 14, 2005
Coronary angiography was performed in a 54-year-old man with low-level stable angina. He had undergone percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) 3 months earlier. The angiogram showed tight stenosis of the proximal left anterior descending artery. The lesion was successfully dilated during a second PTCA, and a stent was placed using a flexible catheter.