figure 54

Angioplasty of high-grade stenosis of the left anterior descending artery diagonal bifurcation (see arrow) using a single guiding catheter through which two dilatation devices (USCI Probe) were passed. The left anterior descending artery was dilated with a 2.5-mm balloon, and the diagonal was dilated with a 2-mm balloon. Note small initmal tear in the left anterior descending artery following the small procedure (left anterior oblique views).

Douglas, Jr., J.S., M.D., King, III, S.B., M.D., Techniques of Percutaneous Transluminal Angiopasty and Atherectomy of the Coronary Arteries, The Hurst's The Heart, 8th ed., p 1347.