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The VB-1 catheter: an improved catheter for difficult-to-engage internal mammary artery grafts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12822160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As patients with prior coronary artery bypass grafting age, internal mammary artery grafts are more frequently encountered in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Angiography and interventions involving these grafts are often difficult, particularly in patients with tortuous subclavian anatomy and/or proximal internal mammary artery origins. We describe a new catheter shape, the Cordis Behar Internal Mammary, VB-1, which allows selective intubations of both right and left internal mammary arteries that are not possible with conventional catheters.
John J Warner; Thomas R Gehrig; Victor S Behar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1522-1946     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-24     Completed Date:  2003-11-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  361-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Division of Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography / methods
Coronary Artery Bypass / instrumentation*,  methods
Coronary Stenosis / radiography*,  surgery*
Equipment Design
Equipment Safety
Graft Survival
Heart Catheterization / instrumentation*,  methods
Mammary Arteries / transplantation*
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome

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