The Palmaz-Schatz stent
dominated the burgeoning percutaneous coronary intervention market for much of the 1990s, even as rival devices emerged from Cook Group (Flexstent); Cordis Corporation (Cordis); Medtronic (Wik-tor); Applied Vascular Engineering Inc.
He has co-founded, operated and served as chairman of a number of innovative Medtech companies including Progressive Angioplasty Systems, the developer of the stent delivery system for the original Palmaz-Schatz stent
and other products.
Brachial, radial, or femoral approach for elective Palmaz-Schatz stent
implantation: a randomized comparison.
Comparison of immediate and intermediate-term results of intravascular ultrasound versus angiography-guided Palmaz-Schatz stent
implantation in matched lesions.
Soon afterward, Johnson & Johnson became a market leader with its Palmaz-Schatz stent
, which the FDA approved in 1994.
For example, the stainless steel stents are radiolucent and the Palmaz-Schatz stent
is barely visible under fluoroscopy; it is difficult to confirm its location with this imaging method if the stent is not properly located.
Percutaneous transradial artery approach for coronary Palmaz-Schatz stent