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"Double wire rotational atherectomy technique" in heavily calcified coronary bifurcation


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Mario Iannaccone1; Salvatore Colangelo2; Carlo Di Mario3; Roberto Garbo4;

1. San Giocnni Bosco Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Turin, Italy, Cardiology, ITALY; 2. San Giovanni Bosco Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Turin, Italy; 3. Careggi Hospital, Department of Cardiology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 4. San Giovanni Bosco Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Turin, Italy

Rotational atherectomy (RA) and subsequent stent implantation is the method of choice when handling uncrossable and/or undilatable coronary lesions (1-3). In severely calcific coronary bifurcations this technique has demonstrated to be safe and is recommended in selected cases of difficult side branch access (4). A limitation in this setting, if both main vessel and side branch need to be rotated, is the inability to place a second wire, due to the burr rotation, exposing the patients to the several risks. In this paper we expose a case…

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