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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2014 February;62(1):59-70

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Self-apposing STENTYS® stent in acute myocardial infarction

Giacchi G. 1, La Manna A. 1, Tamburino C. 1, Capodanno D. 1, Capranzano P. 1, Tamburino C. 1, 2

1 Cardiovascular Department Ferrarotto Hospital, Catania, Italy;
2 ETNA Foundation, Catania, Italy


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Balloon-expandable stents are currently used with satisfactory results in percutaneous coronary interventions. Unfortunately, in challenging anatomical patterns such as high thrombotic burden lesions, outcomes are often impaired. The STENTYS® stent (STENTYS, Paris, France), with its self-expandable capacity and peculiar Z-shape design, has been recently introduced in the clinical arena as an alternative to balloon-expandable stents for challenging lesion subsets. This article provides an overview of clinical trials, completed and currently on-going, on this self-apposing technology.

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