- Evaluation of a novel stent technology
- The nitinol self-apposing stent
R.J. de Winter
- Award date
- 4 October 2018
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
This thesis focuses on a novel stent technology: the nitinol self-apposing STENTYS stent. This nitinol stent has the ability to appose itself to variable vessel diameters which might overcome some limitations of stiff tubular balloon-expanded stents. First, we evaluated the properties and clinical performance of the STENTYS stent. Then the novel delivery device and possible difficulties or complications using this device was investigated. With the use of intracoronary imaging techniques, it was possible to assess detailed analyses of the arterial wall and the stent strut apposition, as well as stent related complications.
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