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

Jacco L.G. Steenhuijsen, Simon R. Vaartjes, Cees J. Poortermans, Miek G. Havenith, Herman B.K. Boom

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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
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 1994
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages860-861
    Volume2
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-2050-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 1994
    Event16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1994 - Baltimore, United States
    Duration: 3 Nov 19946 Nov 1994
    Conference number: 16

    Conference

    Conference16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1994
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    CountryUnited States
    CityBaltimore
    Period3/11/946/11/94

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