Percutaneous coronary intervention for bifurcated anatomy, particularly at the proximal left coronary artery site, requires guide catheters (GC) of at least 6 french and preferably larger in diameter. We describe a new trans-radial approach more suitable for small artery size: the simultaneous use of both radial arteries for double cannulation of the LMCA with 5F GC: each GC will target either the LM/LAD or the LM/CX artery (or LM-LAD/LM-LAD-1st diagonal branch) stenoses. The technique successfully was applied to 5 cases. When the technique was used for distal left main coronary artery stenoses (3 cases), a special crogss-like configuration obtained when guide catheters, coronary wires and balloons kissed was observed.
- Distal unprotected LMCA disease
- kissing-balloon technique
- LCA percutaneous coronary intervention
- slender technique
- transradial approach