A 23 years old lady with aortic coarctation was referred for percutaneous treatment. Cardiac CT demonstrated severe coarctation distal to the origin of the left carotid artery (LCA) with hypoplasia of the left subclavian artery. The planned procedure was to implant a covered stent to reduce the risk of aortic dissection or rupture. However, using a covered stent, a risk to occlude the origin of the LCA had to be considered. An innovative approach was planned and tested in a 3D model printed in HeartPrint® Flex material (Materialise,…
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Stenting complex aortic coarctation: simulation in a 3D printed model.
Published on 7 February 2017
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1. IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, ITALY; 2. IRCCS Policlinico San Donato; 3. IRCCS Policlinico San Donato