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Guide-Extension Facilitated Antegrade Dissection Re-entry: A Case Series

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Thomas E Kaier, Andreas Kalogeropoulos, Antonis N Pavlidis

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E209-E212
JournalThe Journal of invasive cardiology
Issue number8
PublishedAug 2020

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Treatment of chronic total occlusions poses a specific set of challenges above and beyond those encountered in conventional percutaneous coronary intervention. Antegrade dissection and re-entry (ADR) is an established and safe technique with high success rates in experienced centers. CTO techniques frequently require greater-than-usual guide-catheter support and rapid-exchange technologies. Either can be achieved with separate guide extension and a trapping balloon; in this case series of guide-extension facilitated ADR, we highlight the technical advantages gleaned from the use of combined devices such as the TrapLiner guide-extension catheter (Teleflex).

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