Use of the stiff shaft, straight terumo glidewire in crossing stenotic aortic valves

Samin K. Sharma, Douglas H. Israel, Kul Kumar, John A. Ambrose

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Abstract

One of the more difficult and time‐consuming diagnostic procedures in the cardiac catheterization laboratory is retrograde crossing of the severely stenotic aortic valve. Whereas patients with advanced aortic stenosis tend to be complicated and elderly, lengthy procedures can lead to a higher incidence of thrombo‐embolic and vascular complications and relatively greater procedural blood loss. This report concerns the use of the Terumo Glidewire to facilitate passage through stenotic and tortuous peripheral arteries. © 1993 Wiiey‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-161
Number of pages2
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • aortic stenosis
  • diagnostic catheterization
  • glidewire

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