A technique to prevent newly implanted stent displacement during subsequent catheter and sheath manipulation

Michael R. Recto, Frank Ing, Ronald G. Grifka, Michael R. Nihill, Charles E. Mullins

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We describe a novel technique to prevent the displacement or migration of a newly implanted stent as a consequence of any subsequent catheter and sheath manipulation during the same catheterization procedure. The technique involves reinflation of the dilation balloon within the stent immediately after implant followed by advancing the long delivery sheath carefully over the balloon as the balloon is slowly deflated within the stent. The technique was used successfully in 78 stents in 30 patients without stent dislodgment or migration. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 16 2000
Externally publishedYes



  • Angioplasty
  • Complication
  • Interventional
  • Stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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