Analysis of the relation between stent implantation pressure and expansion

Gregg W. Stone, Frederick G. St. Goar, John Mc B. Hodgson, Peter J. Fitzgerald, Edwin L. Alderman, Paul G. Yock, Janice Coverdale, Helen Sheehan, Thomas J. Linnemeier

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Palmaz-Schatz stents were implanted in 79 lesions in 76 patients, and serially expanded at 12, 15, and 18 atm of pressure using noncompliant balloons. By core lab analysis, intravascular ultrasound demonstrated marked stent expansion as pressure was raised, which was not apparent by angiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1397-1400
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 May 1999
Externally publishedYes


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