Implantation and preliminary follow-up of the Bard Valeo stent in pulmonary artery stenosis.

@article{Kudumula2014ImplantationAP,
  title={Implantation and preliminary follow-up of the Bard Valeo stent in pulmonary artery stenosis.},
  author={Vikram Kudumula and Patrick S. Noonan and Demetris Taliotis and Christopher Duke},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2014},
  volume={84 2},
  pages={197-203}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the performance of the Bard Valeo stent in pulmonary artery stenoses. BACKGROUND The premounted Valeo stent requires only 6-7 French access and can be post-dilated to 20 mm on bench testing. Although it appears ideal for implantation in pulmonary artery stenoses in children, it has been unclear whether it has sufficient radial strength to prevent vessel recoil and stent collapse. METHODS Twelve stents were implanted in 10 patients aged 1.2-19.9 years (weight 9.9-54 kg… CONTINUE READING

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