Canine model of acute aortic rupture: treatment with percutaneous delivery of a covered Z stent--work in progress.

PURPOSE To develop a percutaneous treatment for aortic rupture with use of a covered intraluminal stent. MATERIALS AND METHODS A transmural tear was created percutaneously in the thoracic aorta in six dogs with use of a 4-mm angioplasty balloon. Gianturco Z stents were covered with polytetrafluoroethylene, loaded into a 14-F sheath, and advanced through… CONTINUE READING