Video 7: If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again: A Stepwise Approach to the Non-Dilatable Lesion


Video 7. Repeat angiography after unsuccessful attempts with balloon angioplasty demonstrating impaired distal flow. An Asahi Prowater (Abbott Vascular) guide wire was then placed as a parallel buddy wire and focused force balloon angioplasty was performed (Figure 5, Video 6), but again without successful dilatation of the lesion. A 2.0mm x 10mm AngioSculpt scoring balloon (Spectranetics) was then attempted, but was unable to cross the lesion. Repeat angiography following these maneuvers demonstrated significantly impaired coronary flow (Figure 6, Video 7).

From "If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again: A Stepwise Approach to the Non-Dilatable Lesion"

Authors:

Antony G. Kaliyadan, MD, Henry Siu, MD, David L. Fischman, MD, Nicholas J. Ruggiero II, MD, Brandon M. Madsen, BS, and Michael P. Savage, MD, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania