Catheter for Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Validation of Imaging, Analysis of Recoil, and Identification of Plaque Fracture

Abstract

Background. We investigated the hypothesis that an ultrasound transducer positioned within an angioplasty balloon could be used to perform quantitative assessment of arterial dimensions before and after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and to identify certain mechanical alterations consequent to PTA, including vascular wall recoil and the… (More)

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