Call for Standards in Technical Documentation of Intracoronary Stents

P Lanzer, Frank Gijsen, LDT Topoleski, GA Holzapfel

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Abstract

At present, the product information of intracoronary stents provided by the industry contains only limited technical data restricting judgments on the in vivo performance of individual products. Available experimental and clinical evidence suggests that interventional target sites display highly heterogeneous biomechanical behavior needed to be matched by specific stent and stent delivery system characteristics. To allow individualized stent-lesion matching, both, understanding of biomechanical properties of the atherosclerotic coronary artery lesions and expert knowledge of the intracoronary stent systems, are required. Here, the authors review some of the initial data on mechanical properties of coronary artery lesions potentially relevant to stenting and suggest standards for technical documentation of intracoronary stents.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalHerz
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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