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Renal artery intervention using a virtual 4.5-Fr guiding catheter.
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PMID:  22581581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 6.5-Fr guiding catheter (Parent Plus 45, Medikit, Tokyo, Japan), composed of a hydrophilic sheathless guiding catheter and a dilator, has recently been developed for the treatment of renal artery stenosis. Because of its unique sheathless configuration, its outer diameter is comparable to that of a conventional 4.5-Fr introducer sheath, with the inner diameter being close in size to a 6.5-Fr guiding catheter. These features allow this sheathless system to be used as the sole guiding catheter while the arterial damage at the puncture site remains equivalent to that of a 4.5-Fr introducer sheath. We thus call this novel sheathless guiding catheter a virtual 4.5-Fr system. To demonstrate the potential of this virtual 4.5-Fr system, we report a case of renal artery stenosis successfully treated via the transradial route. This virtual 4.5-Fr system may become a viable alternative to conventional guiding catheters, and provide a favorable impact upon vascular access complications and patient morbidity. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Satoshi Takeshita; Junya Matsumi; Shigeru Saito
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology and Catheterization Laboratory, Shonan Kamakura General Hospital, Kamakura, Japan.
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