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December 1980

Coronary Artery Incision and Dilation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Family Practice, University of Miami Medical School.

Arch Surg. 1980;115(12):1478-1480. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380120046011

• Coronary artery stenosis and obstruction has recently been attacked by balloon dilation. Only a small percentage of patients are candidates for this procedure. Animal experiments were designed to extend the applicability of this technique. Stenosis was made by placing an intraluminal suture. This was then overcome by slicing the artery longitudinally and then dilating it. Ten animals demonstrated the feasibility of this concept when studied by injection, x-ray films, and microscopy.

(Arch Surg 115:1478-1480, 1980)

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