In this chapter of Tools & Techniques we discuss key points for successful stent delivery in difficult situations. While many techniques of stent delivery have been developed for these situations, still, difficulties in stent delivery may be encountered due to vessel tortuosity and/or calcification. The following is an introduction and summary of the considerations involved in stent delivery including specific techniques such as distal balloon deflection and distal balloon deflation techniques. The complete, unabridged e-version with dynamic images can be viewed at www.eurointervention.org.
Stent delivery failure has been reported to occur in 3.7% ...
STATE OF THE ART
Transcatheter treatment for tricuspid valve disease
This State-of-the-Art - by F. Praz et al - reviews the available transcatheter therapies, main criteria for patient and device selection, remaining uncertainties, and future directions
November 19, 2021