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The confluent balloon technique--two cases illustrating a novel method to achieve rapid wire crossing of chronic total occlusion during retrograde approach percutaneous coronary intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19805843     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe two cases of a retrograde approach to treat a chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the right coronary artery in which we were initially unable to achieve wire crossing. A novel technique of pushing both antegrade and retrograde balloons into the CTO lesion so that the balloons overlapped each other during inflation created a new confluent subintimal space allowing easy, reliable and rapid passing of the retrograde wire into the antegrade true lumen. This novel "confluent balloon" method is recommended to other operators who may struggle with wire crossing during a retrograde approach to CTOs.
Eugene B Wu; Wilson W M Chan; Cheuk-Man Yu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-06     Completed Date:  2010-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  539-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University Hong Kong, Ngan Shing Street, Shatin, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / instrumentation,  methods*
Coronary Occlusion / therapy*
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
J Invasive Cardiol. 2009 Oct;21(10):543   [PMID:  19805844 ]

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