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Separation of a flexible nose cone tip during directional atherectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7553834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An 82-yr-old white female underwent directional coronary atherectomy of a high-grade proximal left anterior artery stenosis. The nose cone tip of a Simpson Atherocath SCA-EX separated during loading of the device onto a 360-cm exchange wire. This was recognized prior to insertion through a rotating hemostatic valve and exchanged for another device. Catheterization laboratory policy regarding defective devices is briefly discussed.
A M Rashkow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0098-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-11-14     Completed Date:  1995-11-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508512     Medline TA:  Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Atherectomy, Coronary / instrumentation*
Coronary Artery Disease / therapy
Equipment Failure

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