A 74-year-old patient suffering from severe iliac artery stenosis and claudication was chosen to be the first candidate in the world to receive the Palmaz stent, a balloon-expandable intraluminal stent. This procedure was done in the Department of Radiology, University of Freiburg, FRG. The intervention and postprocedural course were uneventful. His walking distance improved from less than 100 m to unlimited walking capacity. The intra-arterial pressure gradient and ankle-arm pressure ratio also returned to normal.
|Translated title of the contribution||Intraluminal Palmaz stent implantation. First clinical case report on a balloon-expandable vessel prosthesis|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging