Perfection of precise ostial stent placement

Tak W. Kwan, David James, Yili Huang, Michael Liou, Sally Wong, John Coppola

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Ostial lesions, including aorta-ostial lesions and Medina 001 bifurcation lesions, are known to create difficulty in precise stent placement. There are many techniques used to help in precise ostial stent placement; these include using multiple angiographic views to assist in placement, the use of the Ostial Pro device, the aorta flowing wire technique, Szabo (anchor-wire) techniques, the T-stent and small protrusion (TAP) technique, the cross-over 1-stent technique, and new dedicated ostial stents. In this review, we summarize these different techniques and show that there is no universal technique that allows for perfect ostial stent placement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-358
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • PCI
  • Szabo technique
  • ostial stent


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