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Manual aspiration of iatrogenic embolization through a left internal mammary artery graft.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20603511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Embolization during diagnostic catheterization is rare. When it occurs, angiographers need to recognize and treat it immediately. Mechanical removal of the embolized material may help restore flow promptly and salvage myocardium. We describe two cases of iatrogenic embolization into the internal mammary artery grafts resulting in left anterior descending artery occlusion, and describe how prompt intervention by catheter aspiration prevented anterior myocardial infarction.
Arun Kalyanasundaram; Thomas D Scott; James C Blankenship
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-06     Completed Date:  2010-12-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E115-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Geisinger Health System, 100 N. Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Embolism / therapy*
Graft Occlusion, Vascular / therapy*
Heart Catheterization
Iatrogenic Disease*
Mammary Arteries*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / prevention & control
Suction / methods
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Grafting / adverse effects*

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