Kissing Balloon Angioplasty | definition of Kissing Balloon Angioplasty by Medical dictionary
Kissing Balloon Angioplasty
A procedure used for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) of aterial bifurcations which have a difficult access, by placing 2 stents. While the technique reduces the rate of transient side-branch occlusion compared to sequential PTCA, it doesn’t improve immediate or long-term outcomes for stenting of bifurcation lesions
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Final kissing balloon angioplasty
was then performed with a 3.0 x 16 mm stent balloon in the LAD and a 2.5 x 15 mm canPass balloon in the LCX (Figure 2(f)).
A final kissing balloon angioplasty
was accomplished, and post-op angiography demonstrated a patent SA/LIMA bifurcation (Figure 5).