Nonsurgical placement of arterial endoprostheses: A new technique using nitinol wire

A. Cragg, G. Lund, J. Rysavy, F. Castaneda, W. Castaneda-Zuniga, K. Amplatz

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Abstract

A new type of endovascular prosthesis has been developed using a unique metal alloy (nitinol) with a heat-sensitive memory. Nitinol wire coil grafts were straightened in ice water and passed into the canine aorta via catheter, where they reformed into their original shapes. Follow-up aortograms demonstrated long-term patency with minimal thrombus formation. Nitinol endovascular coil grafts may eventually be used in the nonsurgical treatment of several forms of vascular disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-263
Number of pages3
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume147
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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