Six-month follow-up after thermal balloon angioplasty in canine iliac arteries.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We performed thermal balloon angioplasty in 10 iliac arteries in 5 mongrel dogs. By perfusing a modified angioplasty balloon with hot (100 degrees C) saline, a mean balloon temperature of 84 degrees C was obtained. Angiographic and histologic follow-up at 6 months revealed no thrombosis or aneurysm formation but it did reveal fibrotic transformation of the media. Initial overdilatation was maintained in 9 of 10 arteries. We conclude that medial sclerosis induced by thermal balloon angioplasty does not result in aneurysm or thrombosis in dogs.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cragg, AH; Smith, TP; Landas, S; Nakagawa, N; Barnhart, W; DeJong, SC

Published Date

  • July 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 230 - 232

PubMed ID

  • 1833058

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0174-1551

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02578467


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States