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An anchoring technique by looping with the tip of a super-stiff wire: may be a solution in patients with anomaly of the aortic arch and tortuous carotid artery disease?


Vascular anatomy is one of the most important factors for the successful carotid artery interventions, either angioplasty or stenting. We report a new technique for advancing a guiding catheter into the common carotid artery when there is an unfavourable aortic arch anatomy and tortuosity of the carotid artery.

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