Intracoronary Stents

  • Frits W. Bär
  • J. van Oppen
  • H. de Swart
  • V. van Ommen
  • P. Leenders
  • M. Havenith
  • E. van der Veen
Conference paper


Symptomatic coronary artery disease can be treated with medication, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). However, each of these approaches does have its limitations. At present, several other developments for the treatment of coronary artery disease are under investigation such as laser therapy, artherectomy, and stenting of the coronary arteries. The clinical experience of coronary stenting is limited and does not exceed 600 implants. In this chapter the value and limitations of the implantation of intracoronary stents will be discussed. Further, experiences in test animals with a recently developed stent will be presented.


Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Stent Implantation Stented Coronary Artery Parallel Wire Symptomatic Coronary Artery Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frits W. Bär
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. van Oppen
    • 1
  • H. de Swart
    • 1
  • V. van Ommen
    • 1
  • P. Leenders
    • 1
  • M. Havenith
    • 1
  • E. van der Veen
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Cardiology and Pathology, Academic Hospital MaastrichtUniversity of LimburgThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyAcademic Hospital of MaastrichtMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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