Technically successful angioplasty

What constitutes a technically successful angioplasty?

  • • Restoration of luminal diameter with <30% residual stenosis.
  • • A pressure gradient <5 mm Hg across the lesion.
  • • Absence of a flow-limiting dissection or vessel rupture.
  • • Relative reduction in the number and caliber of collateral vessels seen on angiography.
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