Novel guide catheter for left coronary intervention via a right upper limb approach

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1998 Jun;44(2):244-7. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0304(199806)44:2<244::aid-ccd24>;2-l.


We designed a novel guide catheter specifically for interventions to the left coronary artery via a right upper limb approach. The catheter has a novel first loop design which utilizes the angle between the right subclavian and innominate arteries for support. The first loop introduces the catheter into the correct position and generates powerful and coaxial back-up power. We report successful implantation of Palmaz-Schatz stents in five cases using this 6 Fr. catheter.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angiography
  • Brachial Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Catheterization, Peripheral / instrumentation*
  • Catheters, Indwelling*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Myocardial Ischemia / diagnostic imaging
  • Myocardial Ischemia / surgery*
  • Myocardial Revascularization / methods*
  • Stents*