subintimal angioplasty

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subintimal angioplasty

Postby Cece » Sun May 13, 2012 4:18 pm ... plasty.asp ... elease.pdf
Subintimal angioplasty differs from the usual intraluminal angioplasty because subintimal angioplasty is performed in the wall of the artery to create a new nondiseased channel underneath the diseased lumen area, whereas traditional angioplasty opens the narrowed lumen.
Who knew they could do that.

I don't think there's any use for subintimal angioplasty in CCSVI. Traditional intraluminal angioplasty is where it's at.

I was looking into it because it was mentioned in the IR doc's blog, and it is good for longer lengths, and I thought it could useful for a hypoplastic vein, but, no. Arteries are thicker than veins and they have high flow, both of which seem necessary for this technique to work.
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