The "double stingray technique" for recanalizing chronic total occlusions with bifurcation at the distal cap

Peter Tajti, Darshan Doshi, Dimitri Karmpaliotis, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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Abstract

Antegrade dissection re-entry is often discouraged for chronic total occlusions (CTOs) with a bifurcation at the distal cap due to risk of side branch occlusion that can lead to periprocedural myocardial infarction and incomplete revascularization. Antegrade dissection re-entry, however, is often needed, especially in complex cases. We present the novel "double Stingray technique" for CTOs involving bifurcations, in which the Stingray system is used twice for re-entry into both vessel branches, followed by two-stent bifurcation stenting to maintain the patency of both branches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • CAD - coronary artery disease
  • Complex PCI
  • CTO
  • CTO-percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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