Surgical Removal of Guidewire Entrapped Within Stent Struts During Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty

Authors

  • Onk Alper Oruc Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erzincan University Medical Faculty, Mengucek Gazi Education and Research Hospital, Erzincan
  • Mehmet Aksüt Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erzincan University Medical Faculty, Mengucek Gazi Education and Research Hospital, Erzincan
  • Eftal Murat Bakirci Department of Cardiology, Erzincan University Medical Faculty, Mengucek Gazi Education and Research Hospital, Erzincan
  • Halil Ekren Department of Cardiology, Erzincan University Medical Faculty, Mengucek Gazi Education and Research Hospital, Erzincan
  • Bilgehan Erkut Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Erzincan University Medical Faculty, Mengucek Gazi Education and Research Hospital, Erzincan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1253

Abstract

There has been a growing trend toward percutaneous coronary angioplasty for complex coronary artery lesions. Stent or guidewire break off or trapping within the coronary artery lumen is a rare complication, but it may have fatal consequences. In such cases, the entrapped device may be removed by either percutaneous route or surgical exploration. Here, we report a patient with guidewire entrapment within the struts of the intracoronary stent during primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty, which necessitated surgical removal and subsequent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG).

Published

2015-06-26

How to Cite

Oruc, O. A., Aksüt, M., Bakirci, E. M., Ekren, H., & Erkut, B. (2015). Surgical Removal of Guidewire Entrapped Within Stent Struts During Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty. The Heart Surgery Forum, 18(3), E106-E108. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1253

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