Sudden collapse was noted at ward while walking around with walker. ECMO-assisted PCI was initiated.
We advanced NC BC to pass the severely calcified lesion but rupture. Due to slow flow after BC rupture, further rota was not considered. Then we advanced one IVL BC. However, IVL BC ruptured again. Then we tried anchor technique with BC and extension catheter but in vain. IVUS check showed the BC skin was busted located at bifurcation site. But by the guidance of IVUS. finally we can put a stent to compress the BC skin and successfully avoid LCX jailing while stenting. Finally, ECMO was removed after PCI and the patient recovered well with regular OPD follow up.
What I learned in this case are as below. Firstly, elderly patient exhibited remarkable frailty and have restricted tolerance. Secondly, mechanical support is crucial in CHIP-PCI. Thirdly, Half-way rota to facilitate IVL delivery might be an option in this tortuous and severely calcified LAD vessel. Finally, trying our best to optimize the results with imaging guidance is really importance to get good longterm results.