The crooked buddy technique: Use of a wiggle wireTM alongside an extra support wire to improve device deliverability

B. Scott Chism, Richard W. Lee, John P. Sweeney, F. David Fortuin

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The buddy wire is a useful technique for difficult-tocross lesions that are typically identified by poor guide support, vessel tortuosity, calcification and/or prior stent placement. We present 5 cases of percutaneous coronary interventional success involving difficult-tocross lesions using the "crooked buddy" technique, a unique combination of the Wiggle guidewire as the rail and an extra support guidewire as the buddy wire. From our experience, we recommend that when difficult-to-cross lesions are identified, moving quickly to the crooked buddy technique may avoid unnecessary equipment, contrast and procedure time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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