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Thrombectomy with rescue percutaneous thrombectomy catheter: our initial experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12499527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Plaque rupture and subsequent thrombus formation inside the coronary arteries has been known for years. Mechanical devices have been used for the extraction or dissolution of thrombus inside the coronary arteries. This report illustrates the use of the Rescue Percutaneous Thrombectomy Catheter in a right coronary artery loaded with thrombus. Following thrombectomy, the stenosis in the artery was well delineated. Successful balloon angioplasty was performed, which resulted in TIMI 3 flow and no distal embolization. Rescue Percutaneous Thrombectomy Catheter has been successfully used in the setting of acute myocardial infarction. The present case illustrates that the Rescue Percutaneous Thrombectomy Catheter can be used for removing thrombus even one month after acute myocardial infarction.
Authors:
C G Bahuleyan; K Sunitha; K Sivaprasad; Mathew Iype
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1042-3931     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-24     Completed Date:  2003-02-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Professor and Head, Department of Cardiology, Medical College Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala State, India. bahuleyan2001@yahoo.co.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Thrombosis / radiography,  therapy*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Thrombectomy / instrumentation*

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