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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions|
|State||Published - Mar 16 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging