Author(s): Recto MR, Ing FF, Grifka RG, Nihill MR, Mullins CE
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Abstract 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.
This article was published in Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
and referenced in Pediatrics & Therapeutics