Zaza Kavteladze

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PURPOSE To report a prospective, single-arm, multicenter clinical study evaluating the Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent for treating the above-the-knee femoropopliteal segment (NCT01094678; http://www.clinicaltrials.gov ). METHODS The Zilver PTX drug-eluting stent is a self-expanding nitinol stent with a polymer-free paclitaxel coating. Patients with(More)
Immediate and long term results of 2 methods of coronary angioplasty (balloon dilatation and stenting) were analyzed retrospectively. During 10 years proportion of stent implantations increased 30-fold reaching 95-97% of coronary interventions. This was associated with improvement of immediate results of angioplasty: lowered rates of myocardial infarctions,(More)
The article deals with the first clinical experience in radiologically-guided prosthetics after laser recanalization of occluded vessels of the lower limbs in 20 patients. The method was introduced into clinical practice after applying separately the methods of radiologically-guided endovascular prosthetics and laser recanalization with subsequent(More)
Aim of the study was to compare efficacy of sirolimus covered (116 patients, group 1) and bare (117 patients, group 2) stents. Groups were comparable according to main characteristics. Proportion of patients with diabetes was 19 and 13.7%, with multivessel lesions--87.1 and 80.4%, with arterial diameter <2.75 mm--46.5 and 23.9% in group 1 and 2,(More)
Retrograde type A aortic dissection is a severe and prognostically unfavourable complication of endovascular repair of the thoracic aorta. The aim of the present article is to describe a clinical case report concerning a hybrid operative intervention for retrograde type A aortic dissection in a patient having endured two-stage endovascular repair of the(More)
A case of 6-year stay of a nitinol stent in the lumen of atherosclerotic aneurysm of the descending thoracic aorta is reported. Problems of the prosthesis integration into the organism, nitinol are activity and toughness as well as causes of the aneurysm rupture are discussed. Literature data on endovascular treatment of the aortic aneurysm including in the(More)