A Review of Available Angioplasty Guiding Catheters, Wires and Balloons - Making the Right Choice

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The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Correspondence
Aaron D Kugelmass, Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, Massachusetts, US. E: aaron.kugelmassmd@bhs.org
Received date
14 January 2012
Accepted date
15 May 2012
DOI
https://doi.org/10.15420/icr.2012.7.2.100

Abstract

The basic equipment involved in percutaneous coronary interventions - guiding catheters, guide wires and dilation catheters (balloons) - have undergone significant evolution which has allowed for improvements in procedural success and safety. The coronary interventionalist should possess a thorough working knowledge of the available equipment and the ability to select specific equipment for a given case based on the coronary anatomy, lesion characteristics and the complexity of the planned intervention. Equipment selection is often the difference between a straightforward intervention and a technically challenging one that may result in complications.

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