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Cutting balloon angioplasty.
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PMID:  12205358     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Cutting Balloon is a unique angioplasty device used in percutaneous coronary interventions. The advantage of the Cutting Balloon is its ability to reduce vessel stretch and vessel injury by scoring the vessel longitudinally rather than causing an uncontrolled disruption of the atherosclerotic plaque. The atherotomes deliver a controlled fault line during dilatation to ensure that the crack propagation ensues in an orderly fashion. Lower balloon inflation pressures (4 8 atmospheres) are recommended with the Cutting Balloon. The Cutting Balloon also dilates the target vessel with less force to decrease the risk of a neoproliferative response and in-stent restenosis.
Michael S Lee; Varinder Singh; Thomas J Nero; James R Wilentz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1042-3931     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-02     Completed Date:  2002-11-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  552-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, St. Luke s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY 10025, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary* / methods,  trends
Coronary Stenosis / therapy
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Treatment Outcome
United States

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