Stents Used in Conjunction with Thoracic Aortic Endografting

  title={Stents Used in Conjunction with Thoracic Aortic Endografting},
  author={Jacques Kpodonu},
Stents are metallic scaffolding used to permanently dilate a lesion to restore or preserve the patency of a vessel. Stents are primarily used to treat dissections after angioplasty, residual stenosis (>30%), pressure gradient (>10 mmHg systolic), target vessel occlusion, and recurrence of disease. Based on the method of deployment vascular stents are divided into two main categories: balloon-expanded or self-expanding. 

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