Denbow, Charles E.,; Chung, Edward E; Foster, W; Gist, H; Vliestra, R. E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in Jamaica: preliminary results.
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
The first detailed report from the Anglophone Caribbean of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The procedure resulted in complete dilatation of the occluded vessels in the five patients in whom it was undertaken, with significant improvement in exercise duration in the Bruce protocol (p0.001; 95 percent CI 2.5 to 4.1 minutes) in the four patients who were studied. PTCA can be undertaken in developing countries with limited resources, and should be offered to selected patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease who need a revascularisation procedure....