Endovascular stents in the pulmonary circulation. Clinical impact on management and medium-term follow-up.

@article{Fogelman1995EndovascularSI,
  title={Endovascular stents in the pulmonary circulation. Clinical impact on management and medium-term follow-up.},
  author={Rami Fogelman and David G. Nykanen and Jeffrey F. Smallhorn and Brian W McCrindle and Robert M. Freedom and Lee Benson},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1995},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={881-5}
}
BACKGROUND The use of endovascular stents to relieve obstructions in the setting of non-balloon dilatable pulmonary artery stenosis has been encouraging. The benefits in management and the potential for restenosis, however, have not been defined. This study attempts to assess the impact of such implants on clinical outcomes and the pattern of stent incorporation within the vessel wall. METHODS AND RESULTS Fifty-five balloon-expandable stents were implanted in 42 patients 6.1 +/- 4.7 years of… CONTINUE READING
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