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Novel use of a peripheral, self-expanding nitinol stent in adjunct to excimer laser coronary atherectomy in the treatment of degenerated vein graft disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16195690     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Decades of successful surgical revascularization of coronary artery disease have led to a growing population with saphenous vein graft disease. However, the treatment of degenerated saphenous vein graft still remains controversial. We report a novel but successful use of a peripheral, self-expanding nitinol stent in adjunct to excimer laser coronary atherectomy (ELCA) in the treatment of symptomatic, degenerated saphenous vein graft disease. The procedure was tolerated well without any short- or long-term complications. The case report is followed by a review of the literature on the treatment of vein graft disease.
Authors:
Ronald D Gim; Syed W Bokhari; Rex J Winters
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1530-6550     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Cardiovasc Med     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-30     Completed Date:  2005-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960007     Medline TA:  Rev Cardiovasc Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  173-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, University of California-Irvine, Orange, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Alloys
Angioplasty, Laser*
Atherectomy, Coronary*
Combined Modality Therapy
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / surgery*
Humans
Male
Stents*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Alloys; 52013-44-2/nitinol

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