TITLE

The Pathologic Basis of Angioplasty

AUTHOR(S)
Castaneda-Zuniga, W. R.; Sibley, Richard; Amplatz, Kurt
PUB. DATE
April 1984
SOURCE
Angiology;Apr1984, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p195
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Traditionally it has been said that transluminal angioplasty increases lumen diameter by compression and remodeling of atheromatous material. Recently, a new concept explaining the mechanics of angioplasty was described1 which challenges the classic concept of Dotter.2 It was argued that arterial balloon dilatation is achieved by intimal disruption and overstretching of the arterial wall, not by remodeling of atheromatous material.
ACCESSION #
16352469

 

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