Two "buddies" may be better than one

Use of two buddy wires to expand an underexpanded left main coronary stent

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Abstract

Stent underexpansion is a catastrophic complication of stent implantation that can usually be treated with high-pressure balloon dilatation. We report a case of emergency, unprotected distal left main coronary artery stenting, in which the left main stent remained under-expanded in spite of multiple high-pressure balloon inflations, cutting balloon angioplasty, and angioplasty using one buddy wire. The stent eventually expanded after balloon angioplasty using a double buddy wire technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Volume19
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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Stents
Balloon Angioplasty
Pressure
Economic Inflation
Angioplasty
Dilatation
Coronary Vessels
Emergencies

Keywords

  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Complications
  • Coronary artery stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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