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Immediate evidence of the benefit of distal protection in vein graft intervention.
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PMID:  21670703     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Percutaneous intervention carries a higher risk of distal embolization and fatal outcome in saphenous vein grafts (SVG) than in native coronary vessels. Most of these adverse clinical events, predominantly myocardial infarction and reduced antegrade flow (no reflow phenomenon), are due to distal embolization of atherothrombotic debris and distal microvascular occlusion. For this reason, in current interventional practice, the use of distal protection devices is mandatory. Our case report provides direct and dramatic evidence of the usefulness of a low-profile filter device in the setting of massively thrombotic SVG.
Italo Porto; Giorgio Cautilli; Claudia Camaioni
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-14     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:  -    
Policlinico Agostino Gemelli, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy.
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