A Rare Case of Thrombus Aspiration Device Stuck in the Stent
Hardware loss and entrapment during percutaneous coronary intervention is one of the important complications, which an interventionist should anticipate in his practice. Basic knowledge about various extraction methods is essential to bail out in such situations. We describe a 74-year-old male, in whom a used thrombuster device got stuck in struts of an already deployed stent in the right coronary artery. The device could not be retrieved via various percutaneous maneuvers, necessitating an emergency surgical device retrieval and concomitant coronary bypass.
Keywordsacute coronary syndrome - angioplasty - coronary intervention - cardiac surgery - coronary artery - PCI - stent
03 March 2021 (online)
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