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A case of successful angioplasty by the "double retrograde" approach for chronic total occlusion in the left circumflex artery.
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PMID:  21812091     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Currently introduced retrograde approach may increase the success rate of percutaneous coronary interventions on chronic total occlusion (CTO) lesion. This article describes a case of CTO in the left circumflex artery (LCX), which did not allow the regular retrograde approach to deliver a guide wire. At first, a guide wire was attempted to advance from the apical collateral channel, which supplied the distal LCX. However, wiring was extremely difficult because the collateral channel was headed reversely against the direction that the wire was going. Different angle angiogram revealed the existence of another collateral artery, which supplied the distal RCA (posterior descending branch). A guide wire was successfully advanced from the distal RCA, through apical collateral channel, and reached the distal LCX. After the wire was retrieved from the guiding catheter engaged in the left main trunk, antegrade access for balloon and stent delivery was obtained. This method, a sort of "double retrograde" approach, would be worthy to consider when recanalization is failed by other approaches. © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Authors:
Koki Hoshiyama; Sunao Nakamura
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-2
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 Aug 
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Created Date:  2011-8-3     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.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiovascular Disease, New Tokyo Hospital, Matsudo, Chiba, Japan. k-hoshi@ss.iij4u.or.jp.
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