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Accordion phenomenon induced by a soft guide wire.
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PMID:  21494155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The 'accordion phenomenon' is a reversible mechanical distortion of tortuous arteries mimicking spasm or dissection. This phenomenon, observed during percutaneous coronary intervention, is believed to be due to a stiff guide wire. It is essential to differentiate the accordion effect from dissection, spasm and thrombus to avoid unnecessary dilation. We report a case of 'accordion phenomenon' which was induced by a soft guide wire and completely disappeared after a complete withdrawal of the guide wire.
Ziad S Dahdouh; Vincent Roule; Fabien Labombarda; Gilles Grollier
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
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Created Date:  2011-4-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, University Hospital of Caen, Caen, France.
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