Acute recoil of Palmaz-Schatz stent: A rare cause of suboptimal stent implantation - Report of two cases with intravascular ultrasound findings

Akira Itoh, Patrick Hall, Luigi Maiello, Simonetta Blengino, Massimo Ferraro, Giovanni Martini, Leo Finci, Antonio Colombo

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It is generally believed that the Palmaz-Schatz stent maintains a strong radial force, preventing stent recoil. However, the capacity to prevent recoil is largely governed by the hardness or resistance of the lesion. We report two cases of 'acute Palmaz-Schatz stent recoil,' documented by intravascular ultrasound, and suggest a novel treatment of this unusual problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-338
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996



  • calcified lesion
  • intravascular ultrasound findings
  • subacute stent thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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