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A new technique for cannulation of the coronary sinus from the femoral vein

G J Dehmer, J M Schmitz, C R Malloy
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis 1986, 12 (6): 426-9
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Previous techniques for cannulation of the coronary sinus have required entry into the right atrium from the superior vena cava. We describe a new technique for cannulation of the coronary sinus from the femoral vein using a standard, unmodified Simmons II catheter. This method was successful in 97% of the patients attempted. The method for using this catheter from the femoral route is described.

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