Stent jail: a minimum-security prison

Am J Cardiol. 1996 Jun 1;77(14):1226-9. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(96)00168-3.


Small but significant side branches (particularly those with baseline ostial narrowing) may be further compromised by stent placement within parent vessel segments. Despite the theoretical risks associated with dilating branches in stent jail, the procedure was successfully completed in 84%, with minimal complications (mostly balloon rupture and local dissection) and no cases of balloon entrapment or deterioration of the final result achieved in the parent vessel.

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Humans
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Stents*