Coronary Stents

  • Ulrich Sigwart
  • George I. Frank

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. H. J. C. Swan
    Pages 1-3
  3. P. Urban, U. Sigwart
    Pages 21-44
  4. R. A. Schatz, P. S. Teirstein, J. Hirshfeld, H. Cabin, M. Savage, M. Buchbinder
    Pages 45-55
  5. J. Fajadet, J. Marco, B. Cassagneau, G. Robert, M. Vandormael
    Pages 57-77
  6. G. S. Roubin, C. A. Pinkerton
    Pages 79-99
  7. D. P. Foley, H. M. van Beusekom, B. H. Strauss, W. J. van der Giessen, P. W. Serruys
    Pages 101-133
  8. R. S. Schwartz, J. G. Murphy, W. D. Edwards, D. R. Holmes
    Pages 135-154
  9. R. S. Gammon, G. D. Chapman, R. P. Bauman, R. S. Stack
    Pages 155-167
  10. U. Sigwart
    Pages 169-177
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 179-179

About this book

Introduction

Over the past 15 years, a multitude of new transluminal techniques have been developed, all designed to broaden the range of indications and improve the results of angioplasty. Among these, the implantation of intravascular stents has emerged as the technique with the greatest promise. It has become clear that stenting not only successfully deals with the problem of abrupt closure after angioplasty, but also reduces the incidence of restenosis, the Achilles heel of angioplasty. The reason why restenosis is reduced may be because the immediate gain of luminal diameter is greater with stenting than with any other technique. Even if the late loss of diameter is similar among most currently used transluminal techniques, the end result will stilI be better after stenting because of the nearly ideal primary effect. The aims of this book are twofold: first it presents a state-of-the-art summary of the progress made in stenting so far, and secondly it details some of the prospects for future improvement. The concept of stenting has proved to be a correct one, and therefore alI future efforts wilI be directed towards new, safe, and biologicalIy "friendly" stents.

Keywords

Abrupt Occlusion Coronary Angioplasty Restenosis Stent Stents

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Sigwart
    • 1
  • George I. Frank
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Brompton National Heart & Lung HospitalsLondonUK
  2. 2.Cardiovascular ProgramNorthwest HospitalSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-76924-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76926-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76924-5
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