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Hairpin-trap: A novel stent retrieval technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20506275     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a novel technique for retrieving lost stents or other equipment from the intravascular space. A hairpin is formed at the distal part of a 0.014 inch coronary guidewire, inserted through the Touhy valve, and used to "hook" the lost stent. The distal tip of the wire is then pulled back into the guiding catheter, where it is trapped by a balloon, forming a "hairpin-trap." The entire system is subsequently withdrawn. © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Authors:
Emmanouil S Brilakis; Abdul-Rahman R Abdel-Karim; Subhash Banerjee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  77     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, VA North Texas Healthcare System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. esbrilakis@yahoo.com.
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