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Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) covered stents for the treatment of coronary artery aneurysms
  1. M Fineschi,
  2. T Gori,
  3. G Sinicropi,
  4. A Bravi
  1. orfine@tin.it

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Coronary artery aneurysms are rare disorders defined by a vessel diameter > 1.5 times the reference artery. Aneurysms can be characterised by abnormal dilatation of a localised or diffuse arterial segment. Potential complications associated with these abnormalities include thrombus formation and distal embolisation and, rarely, rupture. Until recently, the only alternative to medical treatment was surgical ligation of the aneurysm with distal bypass surgery. …

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