Retrograde approach for rewiring a jailed side branch during double kissing crush stenting

Tarek Chami, Madeline K. Mahowald, Emmanouil Brilakis

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Double kissing crush (DK crush) is one of the preferred strategies for bifurcation stenting due to the lower risk of target vessel failure but can be difficult to perform. Difficulty in wiring the jailed side branch after stenting the main vessel is not uncommon. The retrograde crossing can provide a solution in selected cases when antegrade rewiring of a jailed side branch fails during DK crush (or other bifurcation stenting techniques).

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
StateAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • coronary intervention
  • double kissing and crush
  • retrograde

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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