The use of the GuideLiner™ catheter as a child-in-mother technique: an initial single-center experience

Heart Vessels. 2012 Sep;27(5):535-40. doi: 10.1007/s00380-011-0181-x. Epub 2011 Aug 25.


Recently, a new interventional guide catheter, the GuideLiner™ catheter, was introduced into the market as a strategy for tackling the problem of stent delivery failure. We implemented this simplified child-in-mother technique in a series of 16 challenging coronary interventions. Balloon and stent delivery was successfully achieved in all cases and the device was both simple to deploy and remove. Apart from two cases of vessel dissection that were managed successfully with stent implantation, no other serious procedural complications were reported.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Catheters*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Artery Disease / surgery*
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention / instrumentation*
  • Stents*
  • Treatment Outcome