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Corresponding author: Rupak Desai, drrupakdesai@gmail.com

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  • Ostial stenosis
  • Flash ostial balloon
  • Restenosis
  • Right internal mammary artery
  • Coronary artery disease

Flash Ostial Balloon in Right Internal Mammary Artery Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Novel Approach


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Volume 9, Number 8


, Pages e1537-e1537

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Despite the widespread use of coronary stents and effective anticoagulation regimens, the treatment of ostial lesions is limited by high restenosis rates. Ostial stenosis is a technically difficult condition to treat but this novel technique shows the ability to enable the optimal coverage of the ostium with excellent stent flaring using a Flash ostial balloon (Cardinal Health Inc., Dublin, OH).

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© 2017, Desai et al.

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