Cause of death following coronary angioplasty: A registry analysis

K. E. Kip, Jr Holmes, S. F. Kelsey, K. M. Detre, A. D. Rosen

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We examined the cause of death in a registry of 2,127 patients who underwent first-time coronary angioplasty during 1985 and 1986. Within 5 years of the initial procedure, 205 deaths occurred (9.6%), of which only 53% were attributed to cardiac causes. As length of follow-up increased, patients 65 years of age and older died more often of noncardiac causes. So that physicians can interpret follow-up results, both cardiac and total mortality should be assessed in long-term coronary revascularization studies involving older patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology Review
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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