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Pushing a catheter remnant into the coronary tree: Complication of the procedure? Maybe, but sometimes the fragment needs to be removed.
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PMID:  19339065     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Patients with catheter fragments that were entrapped during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty remain a particular challenge because little is known about the clinical outcome. Absolutely unique is the partially cutting of the dilator and the pushing of the fragment by the guidewire advancing into the femoral artery to the coronary tree. We describe this exceptionally complication with a complete coronary obstruction and an anterior myocardial infarction sustained by the retained fragment into the left main branch.
Gabriele Di Giammarco; Emanuela Turillazzi; Giorgio Bolino; Margherita Neri; Irene Riezzo; Vittorio Fineschi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  149     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e18-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Institute of Cardiac Surgery, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy.
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