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Treatment of coronary artery aneurysms by percutaneous sealing with bovine-pericardium-covered stents.
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PMID:  12623575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The clinical significance of coronary artery aneurysms is briefly discussed. Until recently, surgical excision was the only treatment available. Single-case reports have documented aneurysm exclusion with vein-covered stents using 10 or 11 F. guiding catheters. This paper reports four patients with coronary artery aneurysms which were successfully excluded with the use of a novel pericardium-covered stent which is less invasive and shortens procedure time compared with the use of an autologous vein-grated stent and can be deployed using 8 F. or 9 F. guiding catheters. Short-term (five- to eight-month) clinical follow-up has been event-free in all patients, and in three patients six-month follow-up angiography has shown insignificant luminal loss.
Authors:
Jorge Gaspar; Carlos Vonderwalde; Guering Eid-Lidt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiovascular interventions     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1462-8848     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Intervent     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-Mar-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815622     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Intervent     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  241-246     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Interventional Cardiology, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología, Mexico City, Mexico.
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