Transradial back-up support for calcified, complex, and tortuous anatomy

Patient History

  • 66 year old male
  • Former smoker, severe dyslipidemia
  • Several prior angioplasties, CABG in April 2013

Previously Failed PCI

  • Presented to ER with classic angina symptoms, referred for coronary angiography
  • Failed PCI—stent was unable to traverse tortuosity of the retrograde limb using buddy wires, a 1.5 mm balloon to pre-dilate lesion, and several different guides
  • Patient was put on medical therapy