Candy Cane Guide Catheter Extension for Stent Delivery

Theodoros I. Repanas, Georgios Christopoulos, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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Stent delivery to a native coronary artery lesion located proximal to the anastomosis of a bypass graft can be challenging due to severe tortuosity. Guide catheter extensions, such as the GuideLiner, can facilitate equipment delivery. In the presented case, a 180° anastomotic bend in the saphenous vein graft resulted in several failed attempts at stent delivery. A 6 Fr guide catheter extension was then advanced through the extreme angulation at the SVG anastomosis using a distal-anchor technique and assuming a "candy cane" configuration, enabling stent delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E169-E170
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015


  • GuideLiner
  • Guidezilla
  • guide catheter extension
  • new technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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