Optimal deployment of third-generation stents: an intravascular ultrasound assessment.

@article{Maddux2002OptimalDO,
  title={Optimal deployment of third-generation stents: an intravascular ultrasound assessment.},
  author={James T. Maddux and John D. Carroll and B. M. Groves and John C. Messenger and Albert Tseng and Erin Falcone and J. E. B. Burchenal},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2002},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={142-7}
}
Third-generation intracoronary stents allow deployment at higher pressures, possibly obviating the need for high-pressure postdilations and also possibly reducing restenosis. This study evaluated the ability of the Tristar Coronary Stent System to produce optimal stent deployment as measured by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and quantitative coronary angiography in 46 patients. Optimal stent deployment was defined as minimal luminal area > 80% of the average of the proximal and distal… CONTINUE READING