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Official Journal of the Italian Society of Angiology and Vascular Pathology
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Online ISSN 1827-1618
TRANSCATHETER CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Patel R. A. G., White C. J.
Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Patient selection and a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of percutaneous transluminal renal artery stent placement (PTRS) are paramount to obtaining optimal outcomes. The purpose of this paper is to review renal artery angiography and stent placement techniques. Tips and tricks for successful procedural outcome are described. The potential role of embolic protection devices is discussed and practices for avoiding complications including contrast induced nephropathy are revie-wed.