Suitability of saphenous vein graft lesions for the use of distal embolic protection devices

Sameer K. Mehta, Joshua M. Stolker, Andrew D. Frutkin, Steven P. Marso

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Abstract

The use of distal embolic protection devices (EPD) in saphenous vein graft percutaneous interventions (SVG-PCI) has been associated with a decrease in adverse events. Currently, there are limited data regarding the percentage of SVG lesions that are suitable for EPD deployment. We retrospectively reviewed 131 SVG-PCI procedures occurring over 18 months for suitability for EPD deployment, utilizing previously published suitability criteria. We found that 49 of cases were suitable for EPD use, which is similar to results from other studies. Given the data supporting the use of EPD use in SVG-PCI, we feel that these findings should motivate interventional operators to establish benchmark standards for employing EPDs to improve the care of patients undergoing SVG-PCI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-570
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Volume20
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2008

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Keywords

  • Distal embolic protection devices
  • SVG-PCI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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Suitability of saphenous vein graft lesions for the use of distal embolic protection devices. / Mehta, Sameer K.; Stolker, Joshua M.; Frutkin, Andrew D.; Marso, Steven P.

In: Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Vol. 20, No. 11, 11.2008, p. 568-570.

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Mehta, Sameer K. ; Stolker, Joshua M. ; Frutkin, Andrew D. ; Marso, Steven P. / Suitability of saphenous vein graft lesions for the use of distal embolic protection devices. In: Journal of Invasive Cardiology. 2008 ; Vol. 20, No. 11. pp. 568-570.
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