Application of Ti-Ni SME Stents for Endosurgery of Blood Vessels and Tubular Structures
Moscow Steel and Alloy Institute, Leninsky Prospect 4, Moscow 117936, Russia
Our studies in the field of endosurgery in collaboration with the physicians of the National Research Center of Surgery of the Academy of Medical Sciences are carried out beginning in 1983. These studies laid the foundation for the new direction of X-ray surgery - X-ray Nitinol stenting of vessels and tubular structures. Clynical applications of X-ray endovascular stenting has been started in March 1984. During this period nearly 400 operations on stenting have been performed on femoral, iliac, brachio-cephalic, subclavian arteries, bile ducts, traheas, digestive tract and cervical canal uterus.
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