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Nov 12

TCT Update:Longitudinal Stent Compression Rare but Not Deadly

Longitudinal stent compression does occur but is rare says Ajay Kirtane, MD. One can prevent it and safely repair or replace the stent if it does compress. Advanced catheter and stent technology allow deployment into more tortuous arteries with more complex lesions, and the give-and-take sometimes needed to complete the procedure can stress the stent, causing it to deform.

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