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Polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stents: 15 years of hope, success and failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20450298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Even after almost 15 years, polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stents are an important part of the armory of cardiac catheterization laboratory. They are invaluable in the emergent management of coronary perforations and are also used in the treatment of coronary aneurysms and fistulae. However, they are no longer routinely used in the treatment of saphenous venous graft disease. Future research may be aimed at premedicating them to effectively treat saphenous venous graft lesions.
Shishir Murarka; Carol Hatler; Richard R Heuser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-10     Completed Date:  2010-08-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  645-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Banner Estrella Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery Injuries / therapy
Coronary Aneurysm / therapy
Drug-Eluting Stents / trends
Heart Catheterization / history,  instrumentation
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Prosthesis Design / history
Stents / history*,  trends
Surface Properties
Vascular Fistula / therapy
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