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Surgical management of entrapped percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty hardware.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12484620     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Entrapment and fracture of coronary angioplasty hardware are rare complications of percutaneous coronary artery interventions; however, when such incidents occur, they frequently require surgical management. Percutaneous retrieval should be attempted before surgical retrieval unless hemodynamic stability is a problem. Surgical intervention should focus on grafting the affected coronary vessel(s) and ensuring that there is no hardware in the aortic root that could serve as a nidus for thrombus formation. We present 3 cases from our recent experiences of entrapped, fractured hardware.
Te-Ming Tommy Chang; Daniel Pellegrini; Alexey Ostrovsky; Albert G Marrangoni
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-17     Completed Date:  2003-03-27     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / adverse effects*
Coronary Angiography
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Foreign Bodies / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications*
Surgical Instruments / adverse effects*

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