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Angioplasty - Top 30 Publications

Successful Retrieval of Entrapped Gaia Guidewire in Calcified Chronic Total Occlusion Using Rotational Atherectomy Device.

We report a novel technique for retrieving an entrapped Gaia guidewires in severely calcified coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) using a rotational atherectomy device. By successfully cutting the entrapped and untangled guidewire within the CTO with the use of a rotational atherectomy device, we could effectively remove the Gaia guidewire from the right coronary artery.

Off-label utilization of monorail balloon catheters.

Calcified Nodules Projecting into the Popliteal Artery Successfully Treated Through the Use of Myocardial Biopsy Forceps.

A 69-year-old man on maintenance dialysis underwent endovascular therapy for a refractory wound due to critical limb ischemia in the popliteal and below-knee arteries. Because of bulky calcified nodules projecting into the popliteal artery, conventional balloon angioplasty alone did not seem to provide a sufficient lumen area, and we ablated the calcified nodules by using myocardial biopsy forceps for lesion preparation. Under roadmap guidance, we repeated ablation 39 times to carefully tear off the bulky calcified nodules, and subsequently performed balloon angioplasty in the popliteal artery. Neither flow-limiting dissection nor perforation occurred, and a sufficient lumen area was obtained. After treatment of the popliteal artery, conventional endovascular therapy was performed in the below-knee arteries. One month later, the wound was fully epithelialized. We report a case of critical limb ischemia with calcified nodules projecting into the popliteal artery, in which the use of myocardial biopsy forceps led to good results.

Successful Kissing Balloon Expandable Stent Graft Treatment for a Right Common Carotid Pseudoaneurysm Caused by Tracheotomy.

A rare complication following tracheotomy is common carotid artery (CCA) pseudoaneurysm. Treatment modalities for CCA pseudoaneurysm include surgical repair and single-artery balloon-covered stent graft technique. We describe successful treatment of tracheotomy-related CCA pseudoaneurysm with the "kissing balloon" expandable stent graft technique.

WITHDRAWN: Angioplasty (versus non surgical management) for intermittent claudication.

Intermittent claudication is pain in the legs due to muscle ischaemia associated with arterial stenosis or occlusion. Angioplasty is a technique that involves dilatation and recanalisation of a stenosed or occluded artery.

Balloon Bridge: Novel Technique for Reaccessing Carotid Artery Stent.

Crossing a nascently deployed carotid artery stent (CAS) is required to perform angioplasty and filter recapture. If the traversing balloon or filter recapture catheters are eccentric or tangentially angled to the vertical axis of the CAS, they can ensnare on the ledge of the proximal CAS step-off, potentially causing life-threatening complications secondary to deformation, displacement, or mechanical occlusion of the stent. We report a novel "balloon bridge" technique that facilitates safe entry and passage across the CAS with both a balloon catheter and a large-bore guide catheter (LBGC).

A Case of Successful Reopening of Left Main Coronary Artery Occlusion After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.

Risk stratification in carotid artery stenting.

Trapping Balloon Technique for Removal of the Burr in Rotational Atherectomy.

Because rotational atherectomy (RA) has several unique complications, such as burr entrapment, vessel perforation, and slow flow, it is important for interventional cardiologists to be familiar with bailout procedures for such complications. The principal part of bailout procedures is to keep a guidewire in the target coronary artery during the procedure. However, it is not easy to keep a guidewire in the same position during the removal of a burr because the length of the RA guidewires is 300 cm, and the removal of a burr requires collaboration between the primary operator and an assistant. We describe the case of an 83-year-old male with stable angina. We performed RA to the left anterior descending artery, and removed the burr using a KUSABI (Kaneka Medix Corporation, OSAKA, Japan) trapping balloon technique without activating the dynaglide mode. This simple technique would help RA operators remove a burr more reliably than the conventional removal technique.

Difficult Stentablation with an Episode of Stuck and Entrapped Burr within the Underexpanded Stent.

Stentablation by rotational atherectomy has been reported as an option to correct underexpanded stents. Due to concerns of excessive stent damage, distal embolization of metal particles, excessive heat generation, and burr entrapment in the stent, stentablation has been considered the last choice to manage underexpanded stents. Here, we report a case of a stuck and entrapped atherectomy burr inside an underexpanded and undilatable stent, which made withdrawal of therotablation burr during rotational atherectomy difficult. After successful stentablation by rotational atherectomy, we were able to complete the percutaneous coronary intervention with another stent.

Rotational atherectomy ablation for an unexpandable stent under the guide of IVUS: A case report.

Inadequate stent expansion due to rigid calcified may result in restenosis lesions, but the available options are limited.

Editorial: Orbital atherectomy: A portal opens.

Treatment of longitudinal stent compression under intravenous ultrasound guidance: A case report.

Longitudinal stent compression is a rare phenomenon, which has been increasingly reported in recent years.

Angioplasty and stenting for the proximal anastomotic stenosis of a brachio-axillary bypass graft using a helical interwoven nitinol stent: A case report.

Thrombosis due to anastomotic site stenosis is the most common complication in patients with brachio-axillary arteriovenous graft (AVG). Intravascular stent placement may play a special role in the salvage of dialysis grafts that have been previously performed percutaneous angioplasty or surgical procedure on the graft. Herein, we applied a novel stent named Supera which has a high degree of flexibility and resistance to external compression for treating a patient with recurrent venous anastomotic stenosis of brachio-axillary AVG.

Utilizing flat-panel detector parenchymal blood volume imaging (FD-PBV) for quantitative kidney perfusion analysis during the process of percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA): A case report.

Traditional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) provides lumen morphology of renal artery as indicators for vascular patency in patients with renal artery stenosis (RAS). It, however, lacks hemodynamic information toward target kidney. To solve this shortcoming, a novel technique, flat-panel detector parenchymal blood volume imaging (FD-PBV), is introduced, which is able to evaluate hemodynamic changes of target kidney intraoperatively.

The diagnosis and endovascular therapy of renal artery aneurysm: A 32-patient case report.

Renal aneurysm is a rare disease with the atypical symptoms and mostly diagnosed by imaging modalities. Endovascular therapy is a one of treatment methods.

Feasibility and safety of paclitaxel-eluting balloon for the treatment of de novo coronary lesions.