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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Invasive Cardiology|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine