Applications of the Distal Anchoring Technique in Coronary and Peripheral Interventions
Arif Mahmood, MD, Subhash Banerjee, MD, Emmanouil S. Brilakis, MD, PhD
ABSTRACT: The distal balloon anchoring technique involves inflation of a balloon distal to or at a target lesion to facilitate equipment delivery. We report various applications of this technique to facilitate complex coronary and peripheral arterial interventions.
J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2011;23:291–294
Key words: percutaneous coronary intervention, chronic total occlusion, stents