Adaptor device for shortening guide catheters to access distal lesions in coronary angioplasty

Rodrigo C. Chan, Charanjit S. Rihal, Kristina K. Menke, Steven J. Winter, David R. Holmes

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One of the challenges in interventional cardiology is accessing distal stenoses in both native coronary arteries and bypass grafts. This article reports the fabrication and use of an adaptor device that can be connected to the proximal segment of a shortened guide catheter for easier and safer access to these distal lesions. © 1993 Wlley‐Liss, Inc

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-251
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Issue number3
StatePublished - Nov 1993



  • angioplasty devices
  • equipment
  • patient selection
  • percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)
  • vein graft angioplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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