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Initial clinical experience using an ostial stent positioning system (Ostial Pro) for the accurate placement of stents in the treatment of coronary aorto-ostial lesions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19182291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new nitinol stent positioning system to assist in the placement of aorto-ostial coronary stents. BACKGROUND: The stenting of aorto-ostial lesions is technically challenging. METHODS: We report the first clinical series using the Ostial Pro to assist in the precise placement of stents in coronary aorto-ostial lesions. These results were compared to matched cases performed without the ostial positioning system. RESULTS: The Ostial Pro is a simple nitinol device with self-expanding legs that are advanced just distal to the tip of the guiding catheter. The nitinol legs prevent the entry of the guiding catheter into the target vessel and align the tip of the guiding catheter. Using the Ostial Pro positioning device, angiographic and clinical success was achieved in 30/30 (100%) cases. Excellent stent positioning was confirmed by angiography (n = 30) and intravascular ultrasound (n = 28). The final true ostial dimension was larger than the stented segment minimum luminal diameter in 30/30 cases. In a matched consecutive cohort of 30 consecutive coronary aorto-ostial stent cases placed without the Ostial Pro, we observed an ostial stent malpositioning in 18/30 (60%) of cases (p < 0.0001 vs. cases performed with Ostial Pro). CONCLUSIONS: 1) The Ostial Pro is a new FDA-cleared nitinol device that is simple to use and effective in allowing the precise placement of stent(s) at the aorto-ostial location; 2) this approach appears to provide an efficient means to assure accurate stent placement and minimal residual stenosis in these difficult-to-treat lesions.
Tim A Fischell; Frank S Saltiel; Malcolm T Foster; Shing-Chiu Wong; Dwight A Dishman; Jeffrey Moses
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-02     Completed Date:  2009-06-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Michigan State University, Borgess Heart Institute, 1521 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 49048, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass / instrumentation*
Coronary Stenosis / radiography,  surgery*
Equipment Design
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation*
Reproducibility of Results
Retrospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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