An improved snare system for the nonsurgical retrieval of intravascular foreign bodies

John W. Hubert, Ronald J. Krone, Burton A. Shatz, Noah Susman

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Abstract

We have modified a snare technique originally described for transcolonoscopic removal of colonic polyps for the retrieval of intravascular foreign bodies. The key difference from other snare techniques is the employment of a wire snare with a crimp in its midportion that enables the formation of a loop in a plane perpendicular to the axial direction of the guiding catheter. With this technique we have quickly removed a variety of objects from the right heart and pulmonary arteries in four patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-411
Number of pages7
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

Keywords

  • intracardiac foreign body
  • snare

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