Gianturco-Roubin Stent: Development and Investigation

  • G. S. Roubin
  • C. A. Pinkerton


The stent was designed specifically to act as an intra-arterial “scaffold” in cases of acute closure following coronary angioplasty. The balloon-expandable coil concept was initially conceived by Cesare Gianturco at M.D. Anderson Hospital in 1983. Modifications to Gianturco’s design were undertaken by Roubin (1985) when intracoronary animal studies began. After investigating a range of metallic fibers, stainless steel with particular visco-elastic properties was chosen to make initial prototypes.


Coronary Angioplasty Activate Clotting Time Stented Vessel Stent Wire Accordion Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Roubin
    • 1
  • C. A. Pinkerton
    • 2
  1. 1.Interventional CardiologyUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, University StationBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Interventional CardiologySt. Vincents Hospital, Indiana Heart Institute IndianapolisUSA

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