Year : 2013 | Volume
: 14 | Issue : 2 | Page : 56--61
Guidewires used in first intentional single wiring strategy for chronic total occlusions of the left anterior descending coronary artery
Yasser S Nassar1, Nicolas Boudou2, Nicolas Dumonteil2, Thibault Lhermusier2, Didier Carrie2
1 Department of Critical Care, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
2 Department of Cardiology, Toulouse University, Toulouse, France
Background: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for chronic total occlusion (CTO) of the left anterior descending (LAD) specifically is associated with improved long-term 5 year survival as compared to PCI failure.The procedure is associated with usage of different types of dedicated guidewires by simple or complex techniques aiming to reopen the occluded artery.
Aim: To describe types and outcome of guidewires used in LAD-CTO utilizing a first intentional single wiring simple strategy.
Methods: A single center prospective registry for all consecutive patients with a PCI attempt to a native LAD CTO. The initial strategy for lesion crossing was Single wiring.
Results: A total of 30 patients with LAD CTO lesions (100%), were recorded. Mean age was 71.6 + 15 years, 77% were Males, risk factors Hypertension in 63%, Diabetes 27%, Dyslipidemia 57%, smoking 40%, hereditary in 13% of patients. Isolated guidewire (GW) success rate was very high 93%. Single wiring was the prevailing technique used in 97% of successfull lesions (83% of total cases) while only 3% were by multiple wiring techniques. Successful single antegrade wiring represented 63% with a GW success rate of 92% of cases. Successful single retrograde wiring represented 13% with a GW success rate of 67%. Successful Crossing GW types in our patients were 44% Soft Tapered GWs; fielder XT (44%), 36% were Soft Non Tapered Pilot 50 (28%), whisper (8%), while 16% were Stiff Non tapered GWs; Miracle 12 (8%), Miracle 6 (4%), Miracle 3 (4%), and 4% were Stiff Tapered GWs; Progress 200 (4%).
Conclusions: Single wiring as an initial strategy in PCI for LAD-CTO lesions has a high success rate and is associated with a 44% majority of Soft Tapered GWs, 36% Soft Non Tapered, 16% Stiff Non tapered GWs, and 4% Stiff Tapered GWs.
Yasser S Nassar
2 Gameat Aldoal Alarabiah St, Flat 23, Giza
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Nassar YS, Boudou N, Dumonteil N, Lhermusier T, Carrie D. Guidewires used in first intentional single wiring strategy for chronic total occlusions of the left anterior descending coronary artery.Heart Views 2013;14:56-61
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Nassar YS, Boudou N, Dumonteil N, Lhermusier T, Carrie D. Guidewires used in first intentional single wiring strategy for chronic total occlusions of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Heart Views [serial online] 2013 [cited 2023 Jun 7 ];14:56-61
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