Stent shortening and elongation: pitfalls with the Wiktor coronary endoprosthesis

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1994 Mar;31(3):233-5. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810310315.


This report demonstrates two specific complications that occurred during implantation of a Wiktor (Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN) coronary stent: stent shortening and elongation were observed and attributed to the unique coil structure of the device. Major cardiac events occurred during follow-up as a consequence of this stent deformation. Therefore, semiurgent bypass surgery should be considered to treat this complication.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / instrumentation
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Disease / therapy*
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology*
  • Stents / adverse effects*
  • Thrombosis / etiology*