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Successful Aspiration and Rheolytic Thrombectomy of a Renal Artery Infarct and Review of the Current Literature.
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PMID:  22906801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The use of revascularization techniques including angioplasty, thrombectomy, and stenting in the coronary, cerebral, and peripheral arteries has revolutionized the entire field of endovascular therapeutics. In renal thromboembolism, the classic treatment has been anticoagulation with possible thrombolysis and surgical thrombectomy. The role of endovascular therapy in renal thromboembolism remains controversial. There are a few anecdotal reports about the use of aspiration and rheolytic thrombectomy in the renal arteries. We present a case of acute renal infarction resulting from systemic embolism secondary to atrial fibrillation. This was treated with revascularization, including aspiration and rheolytic thrombectomy, with excellent results.
Authors:
Babatunde Komolafe; Dwight Dishmon; Wael Sultan; Rami N Khouzam
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
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