Method of coronary guide-catheter fixation for PCI in patients with previous transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Author(s): Marat Aripov, Abdurashid Mussaev, and Gulzhaina Rashbayeva

Purpose: Percutaneous coronary interventions after transcatheter aortic valve implantation have been found to be associated with difficulty in guiding catheter cannulation.

Methods and findings: Fixation of the guide catheter to the aortic valve frame using a coronary guidewire and snare was demonstrated to be a simple and reliable method of increasing guide catheter stability.