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Coronary Artery Bypass as Adequate Treatment for Entrapped Coronary Angioplasty Catheter.
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PMID:  21695675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 47-year-old man presenting with stable angina pectoris was admitted for elective coronary angioplasty. After balloon angioplasty and uneventful deployment of the stent in the right coronary artery, the angioplasty catheter became entrapped between the stent and the wall of the right coronary artery. During attempts at percutaneous retrieval of the retained catheter, it was inadvertently broken and became embedded near the stent. The patient was stable during the procedure with no electrocardiographic changes. He underwent emergency triple coronary artery bypass, leaving the piece of catheter IN SITU. He had an uneventful postoperative recovery. After six months, he was angina-free with no electrocardiographic changes.
N Alwaqfi; K Ibrahim; M N Kharashgah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-1902     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
Department of General Surgery, Princess Muna Heart Center, Jordan University for Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
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