Implantation and intermediate-term follow-up of stents in congenital heart disease.

@article{Olaughlin1993ImplantationAI,
  title={Implantation and intermediate-term follow-up of stents in congenital heart disease.},
  author={M P O'laughlin and Michael C. Slack and Ronald G. Grifka and Stanton B. Perry and James E Lock and Charles Mullins},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1993},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={605-14}
}
BACKGROUND Balloon-expandable stents (Johnson and Johnson Interventional Systems) have been in use for congenital heart disease since late 1989. They have made possible treatment in previously untreatable branch pulmonary artery stenoses and systemic venous stenosis. The purpose of this report is to detail the results and intermediate-term follow-up of stents used for treatment of congenital heart disease. METHODS AND RESULTS Eighty-five patients underwent placement of 121 stents in Houston… CONTINUE READING

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