Intracoronary guidewire emboli: a unique complication and retrieval of the wire

Demircan S., Yazici M., Durna K., Yasar E.

CARDIOVASCULAR REVASCULARIZATION MEDICINE, vol.9, no.4, pp.278-280, 2008 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.carrev.2007.11.003
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.278-280
  • Keywords: Percutaneous coronary intervention, Guidewire breakdown, Double-wire technique
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


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.