Shape of Ikari L is similar to Judkins R when a 0.035 inch guidewire is inserted.
Shape of Ikari L is similar to Judkins R / Shape of Ikari R is similar to Amplatz L
Ikari L has the greatest backup force. It is 1.5 times greater than Amplatz L.
Power position is easily formed by pushing the Ikari L catheter. In the power position, the catheter attaches on the reverse side of the aorta firmly and can generate great backup force. Furthermore, the catheter does not touch aortic valve. It never complicates aortic regurgitation. In contrast, the distal tip of the catheter (arrow) is deeper than the original position. It does not happen in left coronary application.