Clinical perspective: Balloon angioplasty reduces mortality and morbidity in AMI and coronary artery disease patients, but the procedure has major limitations. Acute failure requiring an emergency response is not uncommon, and the restenosis rate is greater than 30%. In an effort to overcome these problems, Duke University researchers have developed a balloon catheter that makes gradual and prolonged inflation possible by allowing continuous myocardial perfusion while the vessel is dilated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||American Journal of Cardiology|
|Issue number||10 PART II|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine