Management of Retained Intervention Guide-wire: A Literature Review

Author(s): Abdulrahman M. Al-Moghairi, Hussein S. Al-Amri

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 9 , Issue 3 , 2013

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Percutaneous coronary angioplasty is increasingly employed in the treatment of patients with complex coronary artery disease.

Different steerable guide wires used to open occluded vessel and facilitate balloon and stent deployment. However, the guide-wire itself is not without hazard: it may perforate or dissect the vessel, but fracture or entrapment is uncommon. Its management depends on the clinical situation of the patient, as well as the position and length of the remnant.

In this review we discuss the angioplasty guide-wire fracture and entrapment risk factors, potential risks and management.

Keywords: Coronary Angioplasty, Guide-wire Fracture, Guide wire Entrapment, Retained guide wire remnant, Guide wire Retrieval.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 07 August, 2013
Page: [260 - 266]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X11309030010
Price: $65

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