Use of the retrograde approach for primary percutaneous coronary intervention of an inferior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Vishal G. Patel, Ahmad Zankar, Emmanouil Brilakis

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Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) can be challenging due to limited distal vessel visualization. We present a case of challenging antegrade wiring during PCI of an inferior STEMI resulting in inadvertent subintimal wiring and ballooning. Recognition of this scenario prior to stenting allowed vessel rescue using the retrograde chronic total occlusion revascularization technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-484
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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