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Use of a novel adjunctive kissing-balloon technique with the trellis device to successfully prevent embolization across juxtaposed kissing aortoiliac stents.
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PMID:  22210587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The Trellis thrombectomy system (Covidien) has been used successfully to perform isolated pharmacomechanical thrombectomy of both venous and arterial thrombi. The device is designed to provide localized treatment while preventing both systemic spread of the thrombolytic agent and also distal embolization. However, when this device is utilized to remove thrombi at bifurcation lesions, embolization into the contralateral vessel can potentially occur. We describe a novel and simple technique of adjunctive kissing balloon inflation while using the Trellis device for the management of an aortoiliac occlusion that occurred in one of two juxtaposed stents previously placed in the distal aorta into the bilateral iliac arteries. This technique prevented distal embolization into the contralateral iliac artery.
Jigar H Patel; Reji M Pappy; Mazen S Abu-Fadel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, 920 Stanton L. Young Boulevard, WP 3010, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 USA.
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