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The GuideLiner "child" catheter for percutaneous coronary intervention - early clinical experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20944191     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The failure to deliver a stent across the target lesion during percutaneous coronary intervention, especially in arteries with calcified tortuous anatomy, is often due to insufficient back-up support from the guiding catheter. Deep-vessel intubation with the guiding catheter may overcome this problem, but risks coronary dissection. The Heartrail II (Terumo, Japan) "five-in-six catheter system" (or "mother-and-child" catheter) comprises a flexible-tipped long 5 Fr catheter advanced through a standard 6 Fr guiding catheter to deeply intubate the target vessel, thus providing enough back-up support to enable stent delivery. Here we describe a newly developed "child" support catheter (The GuideLiner; Vascular Solutions, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota), report its successful use in a series of 4 difficult cases and discuss practical tips to optimize its performance.
Sanjay Kumar; Diana A Gorog; Gioel G Secco; Carlo Di Mario; Neville Kukreja
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 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-14     Completed Date:  2011-02-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, Stevenage SG1 4AB, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / instrumentation*
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation*,  methods
Middle Aged

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