By David G O’Brien, MD, FRCP - 13th Aug 2019 - Course previews

PCI: loading a balloon and pre-dilatation

In this video taken from our Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Essentials course, you'll learn to perform the technique of a) loading the balloon onto the wire and b) delivery into the lesion. What if it doesn't work? What if it slips? We’ll give you all the answers. At the end, we will review the limitations of balloon angioplasty alone and when we need something more definitive (e.g. stenting).