Int J Angiol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1724041
Case Report

A Rare Case of Thrombus Aspiration Device Stuck in the Stent

Himanshu Gupta
1  Department of Cardiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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1  Department of Cardiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
,
Harkant Singh
2  Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
,
Sourabh Agstam
1  Department of Cardiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
,
Pruthvi C. Revaiah
1  Department of Cardiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

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.



Publication History

Publication Date:
03 March 2021 (online)

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