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Guide Selection

  • Dieter F. Lubbe
  • Verghese Mathew
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Abstract

The successful interventional treatment of coronary lesions depends on the ability of the operator to direct the equipment to the site. Although the interventional equipment chosen may differ for each lesion, it is necessary to have in one’s armamentarium the knowledge and experience to utilize guide catheters, guidewires, balloons, and devices in a way that allows access to all the arterial segments.

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  • Dieter F. Lubbe
  • Verghese Mathew

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