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Initial experience with the Europass: a new ultra-low profile monorail balloon catheter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8001106     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
One of the causes for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) failure is the inability to cross the lesion with the balloon catheter after guidewire positioning. The Europass coronary angioplasty catheter is a monorail Duralyn balloon catheter developed to enhance lesion crossability and to overcome this limitation. This system was evaluated in 50 patients in which target lesions were chronic total coronary occlusions (12 cases) or stenoses that could not be reached or crossed by other new monorail balloon catheters. Overall procedural success was obtained in 49/50 patients (98%), using a single Europass balloon catheter in 46/50 patients (92%), with no in-hospital complications. Its low profile, small distal shaft, and excellent trackability allowed successful angioplasty in cases where other catheters failed. This balloon catheter represents a significant advance in angioplasty technology and can be considered as a first-choice device for a safe and expeditious single-operator procedure.
Authors:
M Zimarino; T Corcos; X Favereau; C Tamburino; M Toussaint; C Spaulding; Y Guérin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-24     Completed Date:  1995-01-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  76-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Interventional Cardiology, Centre Medico-Chirurgical Parly-Grand Chesnay, Le Chesnay, France.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / instrumentation*,  methods
Chronic Disease
Constriction, Pathologic / therapy
Coronary Disease / therapy
Equipment Design
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged

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