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Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2004 Dec;63(4):452-6.

New method to increase a backup support of a 6 French guiding coronary catheter.

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Division of Cardiology and Catheterization Laboratories, Heart Center of ShonanKamakura General Hospital, 1202-1 Yamazaki, Kamakura City 247-8533, Japan.


A 6 Fr guiding catheter is commonly used in the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, one of the limitations of the 6 Fr guiding catheter is its weak backup support compared to a 7 or an 8 Fr guiding catheter. In this article, we present a new system for PCI called the five-in-six system. Between March 2003 and September 2003, this system was tried on eight chronic total occlusion cases. The advantage of the five-in-six system is that it increases backup support of a 6 Fr guiding catheter.

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