Balloon-assisted tracking of a guide catheter through difficult radial anatomy: A technical report

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Abstract

A small caliber or significant tortuosity of radial artery may create difficulty in negotiating a 6F or 7F guide catheter while performing intervention through transradial approach. We describe a technique that helps tracking a guide catheter in such demanding situation for successful completion of procedure without increasing the chance of perforation and dissection. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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