Stingray Balloon Used in Slender Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion

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Eugene B. Wu, MRCP, MD1 and Yuji Ikari, MD2


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From the 1Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University Hong Kong, Hong Kong and 2the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan.

Disclosure: The authors have completed and returned the ICMJE Form for Dis- closure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Dr Ikari holds the patent for the Ikari catheter; Dr Wu reports travel expenses paid by Innotronik to learn about the BridgePoint. Manuscript submitted January 9, 2013, provisional acceptance given January 22, 2013, final version accepted February 11, 2013.

Address for correspondence: Dr E.B. Wu, Department of Medicine and Ther- apeutics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Ngan Shing Rd, Shatin, Hong Kong. Email: [email protected]

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