Significance of balloon pressure recording during angioplasty. An experimental study.

C. L. Zollikofer, E. Salomonowitz, W. F. Brühlmann, M. P. Frick, W. R. Castaneda-Zuniga, K. Amplatz

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Abstract

During angioplasty of artificial stenoses, atherosclerotic human cadaver arteries, and normal canine arteries, pressure and volume of the dilatation balloons were continuously recorded. We found that a sudden yield of a lesion corresponded to a sudden drop in the pressure curve and an increase of the balloon volume. Volume monitoring was insensitive, but pressure recording was very precise. Continuous pressure recording, using a non-compliant inflation system, correctly demonstrated small breaks and ruptures of atherosclerotic vessels, changes not seen on fluoroscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-530
Number of pages4
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
Volume142
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Zollikofer, C. L., Salomonowitz, E., Brühlmann, W. F., Frick, M. P., Castaneda-Zuniga, W. R., & Amplatz, K. (1985). Significance of balloon pressure recording during angioplasty. An experimental study. RoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin, 142(5), 527-530.