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The PICKING technique for self-expanding nitinol stent expansion of an extremely calcified lesion in the femoropopliteal artery: the tail makes the difference

  • Sayaka Funabashi
  • Osami Kawarada
  • Takeshi Yagyu
  • Teruo Noguchi
  • Satoshi Yasuda
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Keywords

Calcification Crack Tail Guidewire Technique 

Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

We have no conflicts of interest.

References

  1. 1.
    Kawarada O, Noguchi T, Yasuda S. Longitudinal cracking with a guidewire tail for extremely calcified lesions in infrainguinal arteries: PICKING technique. Cardiovasc Interv Radiol. 2018;41:313–6.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Castronuovo JJ Jr, Adera HM, Smiell JM, Price RM. Skin perfusion pressure measurement is valuable in the diagnosis of critical limb ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 1997;26:629–37.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sayaka Funabashi
    • 1
  • Osami Kawarada
    • 1
  • Takeshi Yagyu
    • 1
  • Teruo Noguchi
    • 1
  • Satoshi Yasuda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineNational Cerebral and Cardiovascular CenterSuitaJapan

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