Balloon assisted tracking of a guide catheter through difficult radial anatomy: A technical report
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 06/14/2012
Patel T et al. – A small caliber or significant tortuosity of radial artery (RA) may create difficulty in negotiating a 6F or 7F guide catheter while performing intervention through transradial approach. Authors describe a technique which helps tracking a guide catheter in such demanding situation for successful completion of procedure without increasing the chance of perforation and dissection.