Vol 62, No 3 (2005)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Non-surgical retrieval of coronary stent from the left ventricle following failed stent deployment in the left anterior descending coronary artery - a case report

Jakub Drozd, Tomasz Zapolski, Jarosław Wójcik
Kardiol Pol 2005;62(3):250-253.
Vol 62, No 3 (2005)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Non-surgical retrieval of coronary stent from the left ventricle following failed stent deployment in the left anterior: A case of a 66-year-old male with acute myocardial infarction (MI) treated with streptokinase is presented. Due to the recurrence of angina six days from the acute phase of MI, the patient underwent coronary angiography which revealed critical stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery. During intracoronary intervention, stent was lost and migrated to the left ventricular cavity, being trapped in chordae tendinae of the posterior mitral leaflet. The procedure was stopped. After transferring the patient to our department a few days later, a successful non-surgical retrieval of stent with the use of biopsy forceps was performed. Treatment of dislodged coronary stents is discussed.

Abstract

Non-surgical retrieval of coronary stent from the left ventricle following failed stent deployment in the left anterior: A case of a 66-year-old male with acute myocardial infarction (MI) treated with streptokinase is presented. Due to the recurrence of angina six days from the acute phase of MI, the patient underwent coronary angiography which revealed critical stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery. During intracoronary intervention, stent was lost and migrated to the left ventricular cavity, being trapped in chordae tendinae of the posterior mitral leaflet. The procedure was stopped. After transferring the patient to our department a few days later, a successful non-surgical retrieval of stent with the use of biopsy forceps was performed. Treatment of dislodged coronary stents is discussed.
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Keywords

stent dislodgement - non-surgical stent retrieval

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Title

Non-surgical retrieval of coronary stent from the left ventricle following failed stent deployment in the left anterior descending coronary artery - a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 62, No 3 (2005)

Pages

250-253

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2005;62(3):250-253.

Keywords

stent dislodgement - non-surgical stent retrieval

Authors

Jakub Drozd
Tomasz Zapolski
Jarosław Wójcik

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