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This man enters your cath lab  every morning !  . . .  He is Mr Stent !

Endo-prothe`ses coronariennes autoexpansives.”

    “Endo-prothe`ses coronariennes autoexpansives.”  This is the official name given to coronary stents  when it was first used in man in 1986 in France . The first  stent in human coronary artery was implanted by Puel . Followed by Sigwart  ,Puel combine .

Later on  , the name Stent came into vogue . Surprisingly stent is not a technical name . It is a name of British dentist. To know more about the historical aspects of coronary stents read the following review from Circulation.

References

http://www.fauchard.org/history/articles/jdh/v49n2_July01/charles_stent_49_2.html

1 .Puel  J, Joffre  F, Rousseau  H;  et al.  Endo-protheses coronariennes auto-expansives dans le prevention des restenoses apres angioplastie transluminale, Arch Mal Coeur 8 1987 1311-131

2. Sigwart U, Puel J, Mirkovitch V, Joffre F, Kappenberger L. Intravascular stents to prevent occlusion and restenosis after
transluminal angioplasty. N Engl J Med. 1987; 316: 701-706.

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Choosing a pacemaker  is not a child’s play . It is a  complex game played by cardiologists , electro-physiologists and their  ill-informed

patients. The  superiority of dual chamber pacing over single chamber pacing  was never convincingly proven.

Still . . . usage of  dual chamber pacing is steadily increasing over the years  for various reasons.

“Every thing hangs around a key word called quality of life . DDD pacemaker is supposed to enrich life due to their AV synchrony “

World  health organization  says  quality of life  of homo-sapiens are  determined by at least few dozen factors .They are  mostly non medical.

How an extra lead at a cost of  2000 dollars more , is  going to  provide that  elusive “quality of life”  to all those poor patients with bradycardia  in  this world  ,   which     . . . they  any-way lacked even  in their best of times  !

Scientifically also there is  a major  flaw in calling DDDR as physiological pacemaker

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