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Title: Initial Experience and Feasibility of the New Low-Profile Stingray Catheter as Part of the Antegrade Dissection and Re-Entry Revascularization Strategy for Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions
Authors: Maeremans, Joren
Palmers, Pieter-Jan
Dens, Jo
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: The American Journal of Case Reports, 2017(18), p. 104-109
Abstract: During antegrade dissection re-entry (ADR) of chronic total occlusions (CTO), the first-generation Stingray catheter requires the use of large-bore guides (sheathless 7.5 Fr or 8 Fr), which increases the risk for access site-related complications and compromises radial approaches. Smaller guiding sizes necessitate long guidewires (e.g., 300 cm) or guidewire extensions for catheter advancement or removal. However, friction between guides and the Stingray catheter can result in unstable guidewire position or unintentional removal. Furthermore, failure to deliver the catheter at the distal re-entry zone is a common problem. To overcome issues of deliverability and reduce the need for pre-dilatations, with its inherent risk of creating subintimal hematomas, the Stingray low-profile (LP) balloon catheter was developed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/23117
Link to publication: www.amjcaserep.com/abstract/index/idArt/902178
DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.902178
ISSN: 1941-5923
Category: A2
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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