Rescue retrieval of AngioGuard embolic capture system after failure of capture sheath retrieval in carotid angioplasty and stenting.


This report describes the cases of 2 patients with failed retrieval of an AngioGuard distal protection device after carotid stent placement with rescue retrieval by use of a vertebral catheter. An AngioGuard was deployed before carotid angioplasty and stent placement. Attempted removal of the device with the provided recapture sheath was unsuccessful. A 5F… (More)
DOI: 10.3174/ajnr.A1118


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