Challenges associated with use of the guideLiner catheter in percutaneous coronary interventions

Aristotelis C. Papayannis, Tesfaldet T. Michael, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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The GuideLiner catheter is an easy-to-use guide catheter extension that can facilitate vessel engagement and equipment delivery. We present two cases that illustrate two potential challenges associated with use of the GuideLiner catheter: (1) stent loss and deformation during attempts to advance it through the GuideLiner catheter collar; and (2) displacement of the GuideLiner catheter distal marker into a coronary artery. Awareness of these potential complications may render safer the use of this valuable interventional tool.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-371
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012



  • GuideLiner catheter
  • complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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