Modified heparin-bonded catheter for cannulation of the coronary sinus from the femoral vein

Kenneth J. Winters, John M. Lasala, Paul R. Eisenberg, Stacy C. Smith, David J. Sewall, Marc E. Shelton

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Abstract

Serial sampling from the coronary sinus is an attractive technique for drawing blood samples to be used in the characterization of procoagulant activity during coronary interventions. We here developed a modified Simmons catheter for rapid cannulation of the coronary sinus from the femoral approach. The catheter design incorporates heparin bonding end distal side- hones to minimize blood sampling artifacts. Coronary sinus cannulation was performed via the femoral approach in 186 patients by use of a multipurpose catheter (n = 8), an unmodified Simmons I or II catheter (n = 64), or the modified Simmons catheter (n = 114). The coronary sinus was cannulated successfully with the modified Simmons catheter in 97% of patients; the success rate with the unmodified Simmons II catheter was 87% (P = 0.02). The modified Simmons catheter represents an improved technique for cannulation of the coronary sinus from the femoral vein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-437
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996

Keywords

  • catheter techniques
  • myocardial venous sampling

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