Balloon-expandable stent placement for superior vena cava-right atrial stenosis after heart transplantation

Milind Shah, Allen S. Anderson, David Jayakar, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Ted Feldman

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Abstract

Anastomotic Stenoses are well known as a complication of vascular and cardiovascular surgical procedures; such a lesion was encountered at the superior vena cava-right atrial anastomosis after cardiac transplantation. A balloon expandable stent was used to relieve this anastomotic constriction, employing a 16 mm diameter balloon to deliver a P304 stent. Stent placement resulted in complete relief of the patient's symptoms and facilitated the passage of bioptomes through the superior vena cava for subsequent biopsy procedures following cardiac transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)705-709
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume19
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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