Successful treatment of chronic total peripheral occlusions that failed conventional techniques using the stiff backend of the glidewire™

Olle Kjellgren, Steven Feld, Dan Loyd, George Schroth, H. Vernon Anderson, Richard W. Smalling

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Abstract

The vast majority of failures of transcatheter interventions in patients with peripheral vascular disease are due to inability to cross the lesion with a guidewire. Although the use of the Glidewire(TM) has clearly improved the success rate, failures with especially chronic total occlusions still occur. We describe a new technique using the very stiff backend of the Glidewire, which we have found very successful, when conventional techniques fail in crossing highly resistant lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-363
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

Keywords

  • guidewire
  • percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
  • peripheral vascular disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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