FLEXIBILITY TEST OF THE TOOLS OF ANGIOPLASTY

István Hajdu, Dóra Károly, Liza Pelyhe

Abstract


Coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to treat the narrowed coronary arteries. Physicians operate with many different tools during the intervention, the main devices are the following: guidewires, guiding catheters, balloon catheters and stents. One of the most important properties of the tools of angioplasty is flexibility. This article introduces a flexibility measuring device and a testing method. With the help of this the flexibility of the tools of angioplasty can be compared easily.

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ISSN 2336-5382 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague