Conformation of adjacent self-expanding stents: A cross-sectional in vitro study

Marion Hughes, Andrew R. Forauer, Mats Lindh, Wojciech Cwikiel

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We examined the proximal conformation of three commonly used self-expanding stents when the stents were deployed adjacent to one another in a tubular model, simulating a "kissing" stent technique. The stent pairs were evaluated by computed tomogrphy to determine the cross-sectional area excluded by the stents within the model. The mean areas associated with each stent pair were compared and significance evaluated by a t-test. A statistically significant difference was found when the area excluded by adjacent Wallstents was compared with both the Luminexx and SMART stents (p < 0.001 and p < 0.002, respectively). The difference in the area excluded and differences in conformation might play a role in the lower patencies that have been observed in "kissing" stent series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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