Coronary stent grafts covered by a polytetrafluoroethylene membrane

Am J Cardiol. 1999 Aug 1;84(3):335-8, A8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)00289-1.


In a prospective observational study, 40 patients were treated with coronary stent grafts covered by a polytetrafluoroethylene membrane. These devices may be regarded as therapy of choice for acute coronary rupture; treatment of conventional in-stent restenosis was not associated with a favorable outcome, whereas the promising results in degenerated vein grafts warrant a randomized, controlled trial.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Disease / prevention & control
  • Coronary Disease / surgery*
  • Coronary Vessels / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene*
  • Recurrence
  • Stents*
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional


  • Polytetrafluoroethylene