This report describes a novel percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) guiding catheter equipped with an additional lumen running along the full length of the main lumen. This lumen allows continuous infusion of medications (e.g., thrombolytic agents, nitroglycerin, glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, etc.) during the procedure without interrupting the procedure being carried out using the main lumen. Intracoronary infusion of medication at the time of PCI should allow for more effective treatment with lower dosages and fewer side effects.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Invasive Cardiology|
|State||Published - Jun 2009|