Trackability, crossability, and pushability of coronary stent systems--an experimental approach.

@article{Schmidt2002TrackabilityCA,
  title={Trackability, crossability, and pushability of coronary stent systems--an experimental approach.},
  author={Wolfram Schmidt and Niels Grabow and Peter Behrens and K. P. Schmitz},
  journal={Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical engineering},
  year={2002},
  volume={47 Suppl 1 Pt 1},
  pages={124-6}
}
Trackability, crossability and pushability are essential properties determining the handling characteristics and deliverability of stent systems. We present objective test methods to assess these parameters quantitatively in an in vitro model. The model consisted of a 6F guiding catheter, a guide wire (0.014") and a coronary vessel model (HD-PE tubing, I.D. 2.5 mm), all immersed in 37 degrees C water. Two attached sensors measured the reactive forces occurring at the proximal catheter shaft and… CONTINUE READING