Prolonged inflation technique using a scoring balloon for severe calcified lesion: Creep phenomenon

Yoritaka Otsuka, Taku Koyama, Yuki Imoto, Yoshio Katsuki, Masaaki Kawahara, Keita Nakamura, Sunao Kodama, Hiroo Noguchi, Kiyotaka Iwasaki

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Abstract

Percutaneous coronary intervention for the treatment of a severe calcified lesion is still one of the most technically challenging areas of interventional cardiology. Calcified lesions are a cause of stent underexpansion, which significantly increases the subsequent risks of in-stent restenosis and thrombosis, even when drug-eluting stents are used. In this report, we describe the usefulness of prolonged inflations using a scoring balloon catheter (Scoreflex) for severe calcified lesions. Prolonged inflation using a scoring balloon enables an adequate dilation for treatment of a severe calcified plaque that was unresponsive to conventional technique with or without rotational atherectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)982-987
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Heart Journal
Volume58
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Calcified plaque and indentation
  • Scoreflex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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