The tracker catheter: A new vascular access system

Michael D. Hibbard, David Holmes

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Abstract

Technologic advances in dilation equipment have been important in improving angioplasty success rates and in expanding the indications of dilation. Despite these improvements, approximately 7% to 10% of attempted dilations may ultimately fail because of inability to cross the culprit lesion. As angioplasty techniques are applied to an increasingly complex cohort of patients, the ultimate success of a given procedure depends more and more on the ability of the operator to select the appropriate equipment for a given procedure. We report the unique application of a commercially available perfusion catheter which may improve patient outcome during complex angioplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-316
Number of pages8
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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Keywords

  • angioplasty
  • catheter
  • success rates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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