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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 421-425

Anchor balloons assisted deep intubation of 5F catheters for uncrossable lesions


1 Department of Cardiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing; Department of Cardiology, Second People's Hospital of Lianyungang, Lianyungang, China
2 Department of Cardiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China
3 Department of Cardiology, Huai'an Hospital Affiliated to Xuzhou Medical College and Huai'an Second People's Hospital, Huai'an, Jiangsu, China

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Dr. C Li
Department of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, 300, Guangzhou Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210029
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.179298

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A number of treatment strategies for complex coronary lesions have been utilized in varying clinical settings over the last decade. However, cardiologists still encounter some difficult scenarios such as variant coronary artery origins, severely calcified and highly tortuous lesions. We report four cases in which the stents failed to cross lesions using the conventional percutaneous coronary intervention techniques, but all the target lesions were successfully stented finally using a new combined technique of anchor balloon assisted deep intubation of 5F “child-in-mother” catheter.


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