Subintimal stent implantation for the treatment of a chronic coronary occlusion

Bernhard Reimers, Carlo Di Mario, Antonio Colombo

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Subintimal passages of the guide wire during mechanical recanalization of chronic coronary occlusions are frequent and may result in the inability to reestablish anterograde flow in the distal coronary lumen. By using coronary stents, a conduct through the subintimal pathway can be obtained, allowing long-term restoration of the anterograde blood flow. We report on e case of a long, subintimal vessel reconstruction of a five-year-old coronary occlusion. Under intravascular ultrasound guidance, multiple coronary stents were implanted and good procedural and long-term clinical and angiographic results were achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1158-1163
Number of pages6
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1997


  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Coronary occlusions
  • Coronary stents
  • Intracoronary ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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