The V-stent: a novel technique for coronary bifurcation stenting

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1996 Nov;39(3):320-6. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0304(199611)39:3<320::AID-CCD26>3.0.CO;2-H.


Intracoronary stenting as a transcatheter treatment for bifurcation stenoses remains controversial. A novel technique of coronary bifurcation stenting is reported. A 15 mm Palmaz-Schatz stent is bent 180 degrees at its bridge articulation into a V- configuration and mounted on two balloon-catheters linked together by adhesive tape. This unified stent delivery system was used successfully in five cases of porcine coronary bifurcation stenting.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / methods*
  • Animals
  • Cardiac Catheterization / methods*
  • Coronary Disease / therapy*
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Stents*
  • Swine
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional