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 Jan 1

    Keywords

    • Calcified plaque and indentation
    • Scoreflex

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Otsuka, Y., Koyama, T., Imoto, Y., Katsuki, Y., Kawahara, M., Nakamura, K., Kodama, S., Noguchi, H., & Iwasaki, K. (2017). Prolonged inflation technique using a scoring balloon for severe calcified lesion: Creep phenomenon. International Heart Journal, 58(6), 982-987. https://doi.org/10.1536/ihj.16-605