Vol.18, No.3, 2021, pp.119-122, doi:10.32604/mcb.2021.017503
Impact of Coronary Artery Curvature on the Longitudinal Stent Foreshortening: Real-World Observations
  • Yang Li1,#, Runxin Fang2,#, Renyun Wang1, Qiming Dai1, Zhiyong Li2,*, Genshan Ma1
1 Department of Cardiology, Zhongda Hospital, School of Medicine, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210009, China
2 School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096, China
* Corresponding Author: Zhiyong Li. Email:
Received 15 May 2021; Accepted 21 June 2021; Issue published 15 July 2021
Longitudinal stent foreshortening is a known phenomenon, however, the impact of coronary artery curvature on longitudinal stent foreshortening remains unclear. The aim of this study is to determine the impact of coronary artery curvature on the longitudinal stent foreshortening in the real-world scenarios. A total of 86 consecutive patients underwent coronary stent implantation were included in the present study. The degree of coronary artery curvature was defined as the length of the coronary artery curvature divided by the straight length. Longitudinal stent foreshortening was defined as the stent length after implantation divided by the stent length before implantation. The mean longitudinal foreshortening rate of coronary stents was about 94% in curved coronary arteries. Longitudinal stent foreshortening rate was positively correlated with the degree of coronary artery curvature (r = –0.86, P < 0.01). Coronary artery curvature is associated with significant longitudinal foreshortening of coronary stents, thus longitudinal foreshortening should be considered on deciding the stent length in curved coronary artery and a longer stent is usually needed in curved coronary artery.
Stent foreshortening; coronary artery curvature; coronary stent
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Li, Y., Fang, R., Wang, R., Dai, Q., Li, Z. et al. (2021). Impact of Coronary Artery Curvature on the Longitudinal Stent Foreshortening: Real-World Observations. Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, 18(3), 119–122.
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