Successful percutaneous removal of retained broken coronary angioplasty guidewire

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Abstract

The use of a pigtail left ventriculography catheter to retrieve a coronary angioplasty guidewire that had become entrapped in a small coronary artery and broken off with the proximal end in the descending thoracic aorta is reported. A pigtail catheter was advanced to the ascending aorta and twirled, winding the wire around it, removing the wire from the small artery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-410
Number of pages2
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

Keywords

  • catheter removal

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