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Effective use of the balloon-deflection technique for severely angulated bifurcation lesions: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20603518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We successfully treated a patient with a severely angulated bifurcation lesion using the balloon deflection technique. For this technique, we advanced a coronary guidewire across a severely angulated bifurcation lesion by deflecting the guidewire off of the proximal portion of a coronary balloon that was advanced into a small, adjacent septal vessel. Excluding the coronary angioplasty balloon, no additional devices or specialized wires were needed to perform this maneuver. Using specialized coronary guidewires and/or creating a special curve at the tip of the coronary guidewire was not necessary. This technique is therefore available to all interventional cardiologists. In summary, the balloon deflection technique can be a useful method in order to advance a coronary guidewire across a highly angulated bifurcation lesion.
Hiroaki Kohno; Shozo Sueda; Shigeru Nakamura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-06     Completed Date:  2010-12-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E141-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Ehime Prefectural Niihama Hospital, 3-1-1 Hongo, Niihama, Ehime 792-0042, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / instrumentation*,  methods*
Coronary Stenosis / complications,  therapy*
Myocardial Infarction / etiology
Treatment Outcome

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