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Intraluminal blunt microdissection for angioplasty of coronary chronic total occlusions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12552543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study describes a new approach to crossing coronary chronic total occlusions using controlled blunt microdissection and its successful application to coronary angioplasty in three patients. After guidewire techniques failed to cross the occlusions, the blunt intraluminal microdissection catheter was deployed. Actuation of a hinged jaw on the catheter distal assembly created a channel for the guidewire through the diseased segment, in the true lumen (a right coronary and a left circumflex artery) and subintimally (a circumflex artery), to allow angioplasty and stenting. Coronary circulation improved from TIMI grade 0 to 3. Angina was relieved in all three cases. Subsequent angiography for two cases, 2 and 19 months after PTCA, respectively, showed restored flow and patent stented regions.
Robert J Whitbourn; Marion Cincotta; Peter Mossop; Matthew Selmon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  58     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-01-28     Completed Date:  2003-05-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Cardiology Department, St. Vincent's Hospital, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / instrumentation*
Chronic Disease
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Disease / radiography,  therapy*
Dissection / methods
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation*
Middle Aged
Comment In:
Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2003 Jun;59(2):259-60   [PMID:  12772254 ]

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