Randomized comparison of distal protection with a filter-based catheter and a balloon occlusion and aspiration system during percutaneous intervention of diseased saphenous vein aorto-coronary bypass grafts.

@article{Stone2003RandomizedCO,
  title={Randomized comparison of distal protection with a filter-based catheter and a balloon occlusion and aspiration system during percutaneous intervention of diseased saphenous vein aorto-coronary bypass grafts.},
  author={Gregg Whitney Stone and C. Durward Rogers and James Bernard Hermiller and Robert Feldman and Patrick Hall and Robert Haber and A Masud and Patrick Cambier and Ron P Caputo and Mark A. Turco and Richard A. Kovach and Bruce R. Brodie and Howard C Herrmann and Richard E. Kuntz and Jeffrey J. Popma and Steve Ramee and David Alan Cox},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2003},
  volume={108 5},
  pages={548-53}
}
BACKGROUND The high rate of periprocedural complications resulting from atherothrombotic embolization after percutaneous intervention in diseased saphenous vein grafts is reduced by distal microcirculatory protection using a balloon occlusion and aspiration system. Whether filter-based catheters, which offer the inherent advantages of maintained perfusion and ease of use, are as effective for this purpose has not been established. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 651 patients undergoing… CONTINUE READING