Effect of balloon material and inflation strategy on arterial trauma and mechanisms of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty as determined by intracoronary ultrasound

A. N. Tenaglia, S. Schreiter, J. Simonsen, A. Hadi

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Twenty-three patients were randomized to a minimally invasive strategy or to standard percutaneous tranluminal coronary angioplasty followed by intracoronary ultrasound. There was no difference in intracoronary ultrasound-determined dissection after the procedure in the 2 groups, and the mechanism of lumen enlargement by percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in both groups predominantly was due to vessel stretch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1124-1126
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 16 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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