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Use of covered Cheatham-Platinum stents in aortic coarctation and recoarctation

  • Shakeel A Qureshi (a1), Maria Zubrzycka (a2), Grazyna Brzezinska-Rajszys (a2), Andrzej Kosciesza (a2) and Joanna Ksiazyk (a2)...

Abstract

We inserted covered Cheatham-Platinum stents in 4 patients, ranging in age from 12 to 19 years, who weighed between 45 and 94 kg. All the patients had aortic coarctation, with surgical repair having been attempted previously in one, and with balloon dilation having been performed as the primary treatment in two, resulting in formation of aneurysms. The fourth patient had not received any treatment. The gradients were reduced from 10 to 40 mmHg before insertion of the stent to 0 to 5 mmHg after stenting. No complications were encountered. All the patients are well at an interval of 3 to 14 months after stenting.

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Correspondence to: Dr Shakeel Qureshi, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist, Guy's Hospital, 11th Floor Guy's Tower, St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT, UK. Tel: +44 (0)207 955 8772; Fax: +44 (0)207 955 4614; E-mail: Shakeel.Qureshi@gstt.sthames.nhs.uk

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