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Comments on “Longitudinal stent deformation: insights on mechanisms, treatments and outcomes from the FDA Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database” by Mamas et al

EuroIntervention 2012;8:990-993. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV8I8A150

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium
We read with interest the article of Mamas et al which reports on mechanisms and clinical outcomes of longitudinal stent deformation (LSD) taken from the FDA MAUDE database beginning with its creation in 1992 until 31st October 20111. In order to shed further light on this clinical issue, we have extended the search from 1st November 2011 until 15th March 2012 using the same search terms and the same methodology as described in the article. Individual reports were independently studied by the two authors of this letter, including careful analysis of stent types, causal mechanisms and clinical outcomes. Duplicate records were deleted. Out of ...

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