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Table 1 Temporal course and causes of deaths in relation to the percutaneous coronary angiography (PCI)

From: Determinants of outcome in patients with chronic ischemic left ventricular dysfunction undergone percutaneous coronary interventions

  Within 30 since PCI Within 1 year since PCI After 1 year since PCI
Causes of deaths (n = 80)    
Sudden death (n = 22) 2 10 10
Pulmonary oedema (n = 12) - 4 8
Refractory acute HF (n = 10) - 4 6
Myocardial infarction (n = 7) 1 1 5
Pneumonia (n = 2) - 2 -
Ascites (n = 1) - 1 -
Sepsis (n = 3) - 1 2
Abdominal aneurysm rupture (n = 1) - - 1
Hepatic dysfunction (n = 1) - - 1
Renal dysfunction (n = 2) - - 2
Cerebrovascular accident (n = 2) - - 2
Femur fracture (n = 1) - - 1
Intestinal occlusion (n = 1) - - 1
Gastric perforation (n = 1) - - 1
Cancer (n = 5) - 2 3
Unknown (n = 9) 1 1 7
  1. HF heart failure