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Embolic protection: limitations of current technology and novel concepts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16373263     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Distal embolic event is one of the major limitations of coronary and non-coronary vascular interventions. Balloon and filter-based Embolic Protection Devices (EPDs) are a new class of interventional devices, used to prevent consequential morbidity and mortality of the distal embolic events. Data from first generation EPD supply proof of concept and show approximately 40% reduction in mortality and morbidity, when EPDs are used during saphenous vein grafts (SVGs) interventions. Current limitations of all first generation EPD technology taper their penetration. With breakthroughs in embolic protection technology, it is estimated that, in the near future, EPDs will be used with stenting in all high-risk lesions (SVGs, carotid arteries and acute coronary syndromes), become the standard of care and even be used in low risk cases.
Hatem Hamood; Nabeel Makhoul; Amin Hassan; Arie Shefer; Uri Rosenschein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiovascular interventions     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1462-8848     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Intervent     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-23     Completed Date:  2006-04-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815622     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Intervent     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  176-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Bnai-Zion Medical Center, The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, ISRAEL.
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MeSH Terms
Embolism / etiology,  prevention & control*
Risk Factors
Vascular Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*

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