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Successful use of a balloon catheter to facilitate guidewire placement in an occluded coronary artery with extreme angulations.
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PMID:  20664769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present report describes the case of a 77-year-old man with unstable angina, in which the culprit vessel was extremely angulated and precluded placement of a guidewire for subsequent coronary interventions. A novel technique is reported, using an undersized, uninflated and distally placed balloon catheter, which easily facilitated guidewire placement.
Authors:
Andrew Ying-Siu Lee; Chung-Li Huang; Michael Chich-Kuang Chang; Tien-Jen Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Experimental and clinical cardiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1918-1515     ISO Abbreviation:  Exp Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-28     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9715903     Medline TA:  Exp Clin Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e16-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Jen Ai Hospital, Tali, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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