Balloon-assisted tracking during primary percutaneous coronary intervention

Antonios N Pavlidis, Grigoris V Karamasis, Paul Rees

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Radial artery spasm is one of the most commonly encountered problems during transradial interventions with a reported incidence in the range of 6-10%. Balloon-assisted tracking (BAT) of guide catheter has recently been described as a novel technique to overcome difficult radial artery anatomies including tortuosity, loops and spasm. In this report, we describe the successful use of BAT in a patient with radial artery spasm during primary angioplasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-8
Number of pages3
JournalAcute cardiac care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
  • Radial Artery


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