By rapidly establishing reperfusion, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) can have a beneficial effect in patients with cardiogenic shock. In several series, PTCA was associated with survival to hospital discharge of approximately 60%. Unresolved issues relate to the management of patients with multivessel disease, the role of concomitant thrombolytic therapy, and the use of mechanical support devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)36-38+44+46+51
JournalPrimary Cardiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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