"Concertina" effect during angioplasty of tortuous right and left coronary arteries and importance of using over-the-wire system: a case report

Indian Heart J. Jan-Feb 2001;53(1):87-90.


A case wherein "Concertina" effect appeared during angioplasty of both right and left coronary arteries is described. Also, the advantages of using an over-the-wire system in such cases are stressed especially when extreme tortuosity and total occlusion are present together.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angina Pectoris / diagnostic imaging
  • Angina Pectoris / therapy*
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / methods*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography, Interventional