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Successful transradial intervention by switching from 6 French to 5 French guiding catheter.
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PMID:  21646664     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report a case of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) where a 6 French (Fr) guiding catheter could not be advanced through extremely tortuous subclavian and brachiocephalic arteries with a right transradial approach. Downsizing from a 6 Fr to 5 Fr guiding catheter was effective to reach to the coronary cusp, and we successfully performed transradial PCI without access-site crossover. When a catheter cannot be advanced in a tortuous vessel during transradial intervention, downsizing the catheter is an option to reduce resistance and enable successful PCI without access-site crossover.
Takashi Matsukage; Naoki Masuda; Yuji Ikari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E153-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Tokai University School of Medicine, 143 Shimokasuya, Isehara, Japan 259-1143.
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