Rick P Ganim

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Carotid angioplasty and stenting with an embolic protection device is emerging as a reasonable alternative to carotid endarterectomy in high-risk patients. The deployment and retrieval of these devices, however, can be problematic. We describe a case where a 5 Fr FR4 coronary catheter was used to retrieve an EPI Filterwire device following carotid stenting.
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