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TCTAP C-037 . Presentation


Salma Mohamed E-lshokafy


Salma Mohamed E-lshokafy1


Tanta University Hospital, Egypt1,
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CORONARY - Bifurcation/Left Main Diseases and Intervention

We Need to Flare, What's the Problem Then? - When Separate Ostia, Choose the Right Guide

Salma Mohamed E-lshokafy1

Tanta University Hospital, Egypt1,

Clinical Information

Patient initials or Identifier Number

W. A.

Relevant Clinical History and Physical Exam

Male patient aged 60 years old, Known to be diabetic, Not hypertensive, Smoker, with cardiac history of ischemic heart disease 6 months ago, with previous admission with acute coronary syndrome one month ago, admitted to our centre for elective coronary angiography. His ECG shows Sinus rhythm with T wave inversion in anterior leads, His Echocardiography shows ischemic heart disease with average systolic function with mild mitral incompetence and regional segmental wall motion.

Relevant Test Results Prior to Catheterization


Relevant Catheterization Findings

LM: Very short vessel ( Mostly separate ostia ) LAD: Atherosclerotic diffusely diseased vessel with ostial 90% calcific lesion followed by long mid-segment significant lesion LCX: Atherosclerotic vessel with no significant lesions OM: Atherosclerotic big vessel with mid-segment significant lesion RCA: Atherosclerotic vessel with no significant lesions

Interventional Management

Procedural Step

Engagement of LM was done with FL 3.5 Guiding catheterWiring of LAD using run-through intermediate guide wirePre-dilatation of mid LAD with balloon 2.5*15 mm followed by stenting with DES 2.75 * 36 mm, then stenting of ostial LAD with another overlapping DES 3.5 * 36 mm after pre-dilatation of the lesion with 2.75*36 mm balloon Wiring of LCX was done before deployment of ostial LAD stent, Then stenting of OM lesion with DES 2.75 * 28 mm after pre-dilatation with 2 * 15 mm semi-complaint balloonFlaring of LAD stent is needed, so re-wiring of LAD then failure of passage of balloon as in spider view we found that the guiding catheter is above the stent so wire goes sub-strut and the balloon was impossible to pass. So, Re-direction and re-engagement of the guiding catheter was done, and re-wiring with lopped wire so the balloon passed easily and flaring was done.
separate ostia.pptx

Case Summary

1. Always keep an eye on ostial deployed stents, Good Flaring is a must.2. When failure of balloon passage, Think again and again, your wire may be sub strut.3. The right choice of guiding catheter will ease your procedure.

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TCTAP 2021 Virtual Apr 12, 2021
Very interesting study!