Coronary flow analysis during autoperfusion angioplasty.

  title={Coronary flow analysis during autoperfusion angioplasty.},
  author={Markus W. Ferrari and Gerald S. Werner and F von zur M{\"u}hlen and Stefan Andreas and Jens Wicke and Hans R. Figulla},
  journal={Coronary artery disease},
  volume={8 11-12},
BACKGROUND Autoperfusion balloons are available for the protection of the myocardium during balloon angioplasty. The aortic pressure is the driving force that delivers blood to the distal vessel during balloon inflation. Autoperfusion balloons can achieve sufficient flow rates in vitro. The use of these devices is recommended in high-risk patients in danger… CONTINUE READING