CARDIOVASCULAR REVASCULARIZATION MEDICINE, vol.9, no.4, pp.278-280, 2008 (ESCI)
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CARDIOVASCULAR REVASCULARIZATION MEDICINE
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Percutaneous coronary intervention, Guidewire breakdown, Double-wire technique
Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated:
The breakdown of the guidewire during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and the retention of the broken part inside the coronary or systemic vascular system is a rare complication. With the use of a flexible guidewire, the incidence of these complications has markedly decreased. In this case report, we report the withdrawal of a broken guidewire from the distal coronary during PCI. (C) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.