Surgical removal of a stent entrapped in the left main coronary artery.

A stent entrapped in the coronary artery, which can not be removed by a trans-catheter approach, is extremely rare but is the biggest problem cardiologists face. Surgical retrieval appears to be the only possible treatment to avoid sudden death due to stent thrombosis. We experienced with a New Parmaz-Schatz stent entrapped in the left main coronary artery… (More)