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Archivos de cardiología de México

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MARTI, Vicens et al. Rescue maneuver for entrapped stent in the coronary tree. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2011, vol.81, n.1, pp.29-32. ISSN 1665-1731.

We describe two patients in whom stents dislodged from the unexpanded balloon during angioplasty and remained trapped in the coronary tree. In one patient the stent was located in the curvature of the circumflex artery and, in the other patient, it was detected in the distal left main artery. Retrieval of the undeployed stents was accomplished in the first case after advancing a low profile balloon through the stent and, in the second case, after placing a second guidewire exterior to the stent. In both cases, the balloon was inflated distally and the stents were dislodged after pulling the balloon back towards the guiding catheter and then withdrawing the whole system.

Keywords : Stent; Angioplasty; Entrapped stent; Complications; Spain.

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