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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine