Small balloon inflation over a jailed wire as a bailout technique in a case of abrupt side branch occlusion during provisional stenting

Adel Aminian, Dariouch Dolatabadi, Jacques Lalmand
Journal of Invasive Cardiology 2010, 22 (9): 449-52
During provisional stenting of a bifurcation lesion, recrossing into the side branch (SB) can be sometimes difficult or even impossible, especially when the SB lumen is compromised by a dissection. This report describes a rescue technique that can help to restore flow and regain access to the SB lumen in case of total SB occlusion after main vessel stent placement.

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