drsclafani wrote:Cece wrote:CureorBust, they do inflate at lower pressures when using a cutting balloon compared to a regular one, so: good question!! Maybe? The advantage of the cutting balloon comes later, when it appears to have less restenosis.
Lower pressure and less force during dilation = more likely to close immediately?
i do not think so
but remember these cutting balloons were not designed for veins. so we do not know everything about their use
No question, I promise - just a comment.. and a huge thank you too for hanging in there and going to bat for us. The presentation in Italy was great...
Anyway, since I have two children I was "forced" to cut the umbilical cord when they were born.. Freaked me out, btw.. The female Dr. insisted, even though I hesitated... and said since I caused this, I had to contribute something other than ..... well, you know what.. hahaha
Anyway, I was handed a pair of surgical sissors that were extremely sharp and had to use all my might to make the cut.. multiple cuts.. I'm not sure if the arteries and veins have the same thickness, but I could not imagine a cutting baloon having enough force to cut thru., but then again I could be wrong.. A quick search - the umblical cord is comprised of two arteries and one vein.. very very tough stuff.. kind of a rubbery consistency..
Just thought I'd throw that out there in case folks were worried about that "cutting" balloon.