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Vol 67, No 9 (2009)
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Published online: 2009-10-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Angiogram of the month
Stent dislodgement in left anterior descending coronary artery and successful deployment with two parallel wires and a small balloon

Harris Ngow
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(9):1040-1042.

open access

Vol 67, No 9 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-10-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Coronary artery stent dislodgement during angioplasty is a rare complication. Stent dislodgement was more frequent in the past when stents were manually crimped onto the balloon. Newer and improved balloon-mounted stents with better radio-opacity have reduced the incidence of stent dislodgement but do not completely eliminate it. We report a case of balloon-mounted stent dislodgement in the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery prior to deployment. This patient however was successfully treated with re-wiring of the artery with two parallel wires and the stent’s reposition prior to deployment with the help of a small balloon.

Abstract

Coronary artery stent dislodgement during angioplasty is a rare complication. Stent dislodgement was more frequent in the past when stents were manually crimped onto the balloon. Newer and improved balloon-mounted stents with better radio-opacity have reduced the incidence of stent dislodgement but do not completely eliminate it. We report a case of balloon-mounted stent dislodgement in the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery prior to deployment. This patient however was successfully treated with re-wiring of the artery with two parallel wires and the stent’s reposition prior to deployment with the help of a small balloon.
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Keywords

stents; angioplasty; coronary artery disease; dislodgement

About this article
Title

Angiogram of the month
Stent dislodgement in left anterior descending coronary artery and successful deployment with two parallel wires and a small balloon

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 9 (2009)

Pages

1040-1042

Published online

2009-10-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(9):1040-1042.

Keywords

stents
angioplasty
coronary artery disease
dislodgement

Authors

Harris Ngow

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