Reproducibility of the intravascular ultrasound assessment of stent implantation in saphenous vein grafts

Am J Cardiol. 1995 Jun 15;75(17):1267-70. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(99)80776-0.


IVUS measurements of stent and reference lumen dimensions and cross-sectional areas are highly reproducible. Furthermore, paramedical personnel can be trained to perform these measurements accurately. Thus, IVUS measurements may become the gold standard for the acute, chronic, and serial assessment of stent implantation procedures.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Observer Variation
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Saphenous Vein / diagnostic imaging
  • Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
  • Stents*
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional*