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Coronary stent longitudinal deformation by compression: is this a new global stent failure, a specific failure of a particular stent design or simply an angiographic detection of an exceptional PCI complication?

EuroIntervention 2012;8:177-181 publish online ahead of print November 2011. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV8I2A29

Department of Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Cardiovascular Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon, and INSERM Unit 1060 “CARMEN“, Lyon, France
“To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions, which, in both cases, frees us from thinking.”

Henri Poincaré (1854-1912)

The current convergence of several publications on the longitudinal deformation of coronary stents during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) caused by a conflict with one of our endovascular tools raises several comments1-4. The approaches were certainly different: one publication involved three precisely described cases1; another, nine cases –just as well described– associated with a 4-year retrospective analysis of the incidence of this complication in a very high-volume centre3; another article was an engineering analysis2, and, ...

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