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Successful delivery of polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent using rapid exchange guide extension catheter

Yoshihide Fujimoto, Norimasa Tonoike, Yoshio Kobayashi
Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics 2017, 32 (2): 142-145
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Deployment of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent is a useful technique to seal coronary perforation. However, the high profile and low flexibility compromise its deliverability. To facilitate stent delivery, a guide extension catheter (GuideLiner™ catheter) through a 6 Fr guiding catheter has been used. This case report describes a successful deployment of a PTFE-covered stent using a 6 Fr GuideLiner catheter to seal coronary perforation.

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