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Pioneer re-entry device for iliac chronic total occlusion: Truly a paradigm shift.
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PMID:  21542103     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The number of percutaneous revascularization procedures performed for symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has significantly increased over the past several years. Traditionally, the use of percutaneous techniques were limited to certain anatomic subsets, such as stenosis or focal occlusions, with surgical treatment preferred for more extensive disease. More recently, endovascular specialists are facing the challenge of peripheral chronic total occlusions (CTOs). Furthermore, unlike the coronary circulation, these occlusions are often very long and associated with other features of complexity such as severe calcifications. One of the primary issues concerning these lesions is the ability to safely achieve initial angiographic success. This article focus indeed on the Pioneer catheter, a new lumen re-entry device exploiting intravascular ultrasound imaging that was used in a case of totally occluded left common iliac artery with favorable results. The details of this technique, and how this catheter helped in re-entering the true lumen at the aortic bifurcation after subintimal dissection, are thoroughly discussed. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Ahmed Rezq; Alessandro Aprile; Giuseppe Sangiorgi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Division of Cardiology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy; Department of Cardiology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
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