Retained percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty equipment components and their management.

@article{Hartzler1987RetainedPT,
  title={Retained percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty equipment components and their management.},
  author={G O Hartzler and Barry D. Rutherford and David R. McConahay},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={60 16},
  pages={1260-4}
}
Of 5,400 consecutive percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) procedures, 12 patients had complications resulting in retention of 1 or more PTCA equipment components. Eight patients had guidewire fragments retained within the coronary circulation, including one with a second wire segment within the abdominal aorta. A gold band catheter marker was retained within a coronary artery in 1 patient. Four of 5 extraction procedures in these patients were successful, including retrieval of… CONTINUE READING

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