A method to detect rupture of the arterial wall during balloon angioplasty


Steenhuijsen, Jacco L.G. and Vaartjes, Simon R. and Poortermans, Cees J. and Havenith, Miek G. and Boom, Herman B.K. (1994) A method to detect rupture of the arterial wall during balloon angioplasty. In: 16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 3-6 Nov. 1994, Baltimore, MD, USA (pp. pp. 860-861).

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Abstract:Restenosis limits the long-term success rate of Percutaneous Transluminal (Coronary) Angioplasty (PT(C)A) significantly. A relation between ruptures resulting from PT(C)A and restenosis has been suggested in literature. The authors developed a method to detect arterial lesions during the balloon inflation by measuring the pressure in the balloon. They state that a sudden drop in balloon pressure indicates an arterial rupture. Their preliminary results support this hypothesis in 92% of all cases. This method can be useful when investigating the relationship between modified PT(C)A procedures and occurrence of lesions
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Copyright:© 1994 IEEE
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.1994.415184
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