TITLE

Application of Tapered Teflon Dilator to PTCA

AUTHOR(S)
Lee, W.; Garnic, J. Daniel
PUB. DATE
April 1988
SOURCE
Angiology;Apr1988, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p381
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A technique using a tapered teflon dilator was applied to percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PCTA). Seven of 10 cases were successfully dilated by using this technique. These lesions could not be dilated in the usual manner using standard PTCA balloons. This technique converted 7 of 10 failed procedures into technical successes and is the basis of this report.
ACCESSION #
16345582

 

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