Coronary Artery Disease
Relief of pseudostenosis using the transit exchange catheter
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2004
Copyright © 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 63, Issue 4, pages 457–461, December 2004
How to Cite
Fortuin, F. D., Sweeney, J. P. and Lee, R. W. (2004), Relief of pseudostenosis using the transit exchange catheter. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 63: 457–461. doi: 10.1002/ccd.20230
- Issue published online: 22 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 22 NOV 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Received: 9 JUN 2004
- PTCA complication;
Pseudostenosis is a generally benign complication of percutaneous coronary intervention that is caused by the mechanical deformation of a tortuous artery by the guidewire. We describe two cases of a tortuous right coronary artery in which pseudostenosis was relieved by placing a Transit exchange catheter (Cordis) distally and subsequently removing the guidewire. This technique safely confirmed the diagnosis of pseudostenosis without losing guidewire position or requiring additional wires and balloons. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 2004;63:457–461. © 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.