The polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent: A device with multiple potential advantages

Carlo Briguori, Cristiano Sarais, Antonio Colombo

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The polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent has emerged in the past year as a device with multiple potential advantages. Its structure (a sandwich composed of a layer of PTFE membrane between two stents) makes this the ideal tool for treating coronary ruptures, and for excluding coronary aneurysms. Furthermore, this device may be useful in the treatment of aortocoronary vein graft stenosis. In the present review, the authors summarize experiences with covered stents, and focus attention on available data on the implantation of PTFE-covered stents in human beings to treat coronary ruptures, aneurysms and aortocoronary vein graft stenosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Complication
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Restenosis
  • Stent
  • Vein graft

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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