Julio C. Palmaz

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This study reports on animal experimentation and initial clinical trials exploring the feasibility of exclusion of an abdominal aortic aneurysm by placement of an intraluminal, stent-anchored, Dacron prosthetic graft using retrograde cannulation of the common femoral artery under local or regional anesthesia. Experiments showed that when a(More)
A percutaneous transjugular, intrahepatic portacaval shunt was created by means of a combined jugular and transhepatic approach. In the hepatic tissue track joining the portal and hepatic veins balloon-expandable stents were placed. Two of three patients with life-threatening variceal bleeding and Child C liver cirrhosis benefited from the procedure. One(More)
We studied the acute and chronic biological reaction to balloon-expandable intracoronary stents in the adult dog. Twenty stainless steel stents were placed, by standard angioplasty techniques, into the left anterior descending, left main, or circumflex coronary arteries of 20 dogs. Angiography was performed at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months and animals were killed(More)
We report a series of four acute external iliac artery dissections occurring in three patients within days of completion of ultraendurance athletic events. Acute dissection of the external iliac artery in highly trained athletes after competition has not been previously documented. A retrospective review of three cases was performed with subsequent(More)
PURPOSE To determine the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of helical computed tomographic (CT) angiography in the detection of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) stenoses or occlusions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-seven patients underwent 50 helical CT angiographic examinations and, within 2 weeks of each examination, portography(More)
Palmaz balloon-expandable stents were placed in 28 hypertensive patients with atherosclerosis involving the ostia of the renal arteries. Stents were placed to treat elastic recoil immediately after conventional angioplasty in 20 patients and restenosis after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in eight patients. Technical success (greater than 30%(More)
Fifteen patients with symptomatic iliac artery stenosis were treated with intraluminal placement of balloon-expandable stents. Before treatment, 14 patients had intermittent claudication, and one had a limb at risk for amputation. One patient had diabetes mellitus, nine had hypertension, and all were long-term smokers. Two patients had surgical placement of(More)
Balloon-expandable, intraluminal stenting of the iliac arteries with the Palmaz stent was the subject of a multicenter study for 4 years. A total of 486 patients underwent 587 procedures. Four hundred and five patients had unilateral and 81 had bilateral iliac stent placements. Follow-up ranged from 1 to 48 months (mean 13.3±11 months). Sustained clinical(More)
The concept of a percutaneous approach to portosystemic shunting to treat variceal bleeding from portal hypertension dates back to the 60s. However, the clinical realization of this idea was based on the development of metallic endoprotheses (stents), which were essential for long-term patency of a parenchymal tract between the portal circulation and(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of implanting expandable intravascular stents in pulmonary arteries and systemic veins. Twenty-seven balloon-expandable grafts were placed in 13 mongrel dogs under anesthesia. A long sheath was introduced over a wire and catheter or dilator into the pulmonary artery or target vein. A(More)