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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Denbow, Charles E.; Chung, A.S.; Chung, Edward E.; Coy, K.; Gist, H.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Medicine
Article Title
Intracoronary stent implantation in Jamaica: The initial experience
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2001
Volume ID
50
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
27-30
Language
eng
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ISSN
0043-3144
Notes
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Abstract
Intracoronary stent implantation resulted in the complete or near complete dilatation of high grade occlusions of the left anterior descending coronary arteries in the four patients in whom it was undertaken. Intracoronary stent implantation is a useful adjunct to Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTCA) and is applicable in selected patients with symptomatic ischaemic heart disease in a developing country with limited health resources like Jamaica. This is so since financial data presented here document the significant savings this technique (when appropriately utilised) could realise compared to the use of balloon angioplasty alone.....
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