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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390


Vol.15 - Nº 3 - Dic. 1999

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Endovascular radiotherapy: a solution within reach

DIAZ P; LUONGO A
Rev Med Urug 1999; 15: 189-192
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Abstract

Restenosis after coronary angioplasty is one of the most important challenges, in spite ot the widespread use of stent.

Endovascular radiation therapy (brachial therapy) appears to be the procedure of better outcomes to deal with restenosis.

the present review describes various types of radiation currently uscd, and trials performed so far. Benefits already established and remained uncertainties were analyzed.