The crooked buddy technique: use of a Wiggle wire alongside an extra support wire to improve device deliverability.

@article{Chism2010TheCB,
  title={The crooked buddy technique: use of a Wiggle wire alongside an extra support wire to improve device deliverability.},
  author={Benjamin Chism and Richard W. Lee and John P. Sweeney and F. David Fortuin},
  journal={The Journal of invasive cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={377-81}
}
The buddy wire is a useful technique for difficult-to-cross lesions that are typically identified by poor guide support, vessel tortuosity, calcification and/or prior stent placement. We present 5 cases of percutaneous coronary interventional success involving difficult-to-cross lesions using the "crooked buddy" technique, a unique combination of the Wiggle… CONTINUE READING