Local delivery of heparin post-PTCA: a multicenter randomized pilot study.

@article{Tanguay2000LocalDO,
  title={Local delivery of heparin post-PTCA: a multicenter randomized pilot study.},
  author={J. F. Tanguay and Warren J Cantor and Mitchell W. Krucoff and Brent Muhlestein and Gregory W Barsness and James Patrick Zidar and Michael H. Sketch and James E. Tcheng and Harry R. Phillips and Richard S. Stack and Aaron V. Kaplan and E. Magnus Ohman},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2000},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={
          461-7
        }
}
Bailout stenting for major dissection and threatened closure has high rates of ischemic complications. We performed a randomized trial of local heparin delivery using the infusion sleeve before bailout stenting for suboptimal angioplasty results. In phase I, 20 patients were randomized to local delivery with either 40- or 100-psi infusion pressure. In phase II, 37 patients were randomized to local delivery at 100 psi or standard therapy. Local delivery succeeded in all but one patient; overall… CONTINUE READING