TITLE

Pitfalls in the Application of Residual Coronary Pressure Gradient (RCPG) as an Indicator of Success or Failure of Transluminal Coronary Balloon Angioplasty

AUTHOR(S)
Robicsek, Francis
PUB. DATE
September 1985
SOURCE
Vascular Surgery;Sep/Oct1985, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p313
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
While the measurement of residual trans-stenotic coronary pressure gradient (CPRG) in the course of balloon angioplasty is a procedure of practical value in both estimating the severity of the stenosis and the degree of improvement achieved, its application, however, has also several and serious sources of error; therefore, its value is limited and it should never be accepted as an out-of-context single indicator to either the degree of the stricture or of the anatomic improvement induced by angioplasty.
ACCESSION #
16745664

 

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