Cocktail attenuation of rotational ablation flow effects (CARAFE) study: pilot.

  title={Cocktail attenuation of rotational ablation flow effects (CARAFE) study: pilot.},
  author={Barry Mendel Cohen and Vance J. Weber and Robin R Blum and Bruce Ruck and David M. Cohen and B J Haik and R H Coletti},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis},
  volume={Suppl 3},
Although rotational ablation has been successful in the treatment of complex coronary lesions, periprocedural complications of microvascular-mediated ischemia (slow flow or no reflow) and coronary vasospasm may occur. In an attempt to reduce such complications, a drug cocktail consisting of a combination of verapamil 10 micrograms/ml, nitroglycerin 4 micrograms/ml, and heparin 20 U/ml was infused in 21 consecutive patients with AHA/ACC Type B2 and C lesion morphology. A total of 27 lesions were… CONTINUE READING