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Retrieval of trapped and broken guide wire with immediate rescue off-pump coronary bypass surgery.
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PMID:  24871531     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The entrapment, fracture and dislodgement of diagnostic or therapeutic devices within the coronary circulation during a procedure are a rare complication occurring in 0.2-0.8% of cases. Despite technological improvements, this complication is still occurring because coronary angioplasty is often undertaken for complex anatomical situations. The complication of device fracture during the intervention procedure occurs due to entrapment, overcoiling and excessive traction of the guide wire. There has been no agreement as to whether and by which technique the immediate removal of the broken fragment of guide wire should be done. Here, we report a case of anterolateral myocardial infarction who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention. During the procedure, the guide wire was entrapped within the left anterior descending coronary artery. Despite many attempts, the wire could not be removed and even became fractured at the femoral insertion site; thus, urgent surgical removal of the wire with vessel grafting was done with a successful outcome. This gives a clear message about the importance of the ready availability of surgical backup and, particularly, the necessity for complex percutaneous interventions.
Devender Singh; Anshuman Darbari
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2014 May 
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Created Date:  2014-5-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.
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