Percutaneous deployment of a valved bovine jugular vein in the swine venous system: a potential treatment for venous insufficiency.


PURPOSE To develop a system for potential use in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency by using percutaneous techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS A segment of a glutaraldehyde-fixed bovine external jugular vein with valves was trimmed and sutured to a nitinol stent. Animals were premedicated and anesthetized (n = 11). Venography of the right external… (More)


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