Relief of pseudostenosis using the transit exchange catheter

F. David Fortuin, John P. Sweeney, Richard W. Lee

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Pseudostenosis is a generally benign complication of percutaneous coronary intervention that is caused by the mechanical deformation of a tortuous artery by the guidewire. We describe two cases of a tortuous right coronary artery in which pseudostenosis was relieved by placing a Transit exchange catheter (Cordis) distally and subsequently removing the guidewire. This technique safely confirmed the diagnosis of pseudostenosis without losing guidewire position or requiring additional wires and balloons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004


  • Guidewires
  • PTCA complication
  • Pseudostenosis
  • Techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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