The PROXIMAL trial: proximal protection during saphenous vein graft intervention using the Proxis Embolic Protection System: a randomized, prospective, multicenter clinical trial.

@article{Mauri2007ThePT,
  title={The PROXIMAL trial: proximal protection during saphenous vein graft intervention using the Proxis Embolic Protection System: a randomized, prospective, multicenter clinical trial.},
  author={Laura Mauri and David Cox and James J Hermiller and Joseph Massaro and Joyce A. Wahr and Sew Wah Tay and Michael Jonas and Jeffrey J. Popma and Jim Pavliska and Dennis W Wahr and C. Durward Rogers},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 15},
  pages={1442-9}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine if outcomes could be further improved, we investigated an embolic protection device placed proximal to the target lesion that could provide protection before lesion instrumentation, allow the use of conventional guidewires, and permit embolic protection in anatomy unfavorable for distal devices. BACKGROUND Embolic complications during stenting of degenerated saphenous vein coronary bypass grafts are reduced, but not eliminated, by distal protection. METHODS A total… CONTINUE READING