Treatment of vein graft disease remains a challenge in interventional cardiology because of the risk of embolization and no-reflow phenomenon. Currently available distal protection devices have their limitations. The PTFE-covered stents may be well suited for venous graft lesion treatment, but those available commercially to date have poor crossing profiles, and deliverability and high rates of restenosis. We report the first use of over-and-under pericardium-covered stent in combination with drug-eluting balloon to treat venous graft disease.

Bypass grafts-coronary (GRFT), Drug delivery (DDEL), Embolization (EMBO), Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), No reflow (NRFL), Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
dx.doi.org/10.1002/ccd.22412, hdl.handle.net/1765/28537
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Wykrzykowska, J.J, Gutiérrez-Chico, J.L, & van Geuns, R.J.M. (2010). Over-and-under pericardial covered stent with paclitaxel balloon in a saphenous vein graft. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 75(6), 964–966. doi:10.1002/ccd.22412