A novel technique for retrieval of a drug-eluting stent after catheter break and stent loss

Sunil P. Wani, Seung-Woon Rha, Ji Young Park, Kanhaiya L. Poddar, Lin Wang, Sureshkumar Ramasamy, Ji Mi Moon, Ji Bak Kim, Sang Ryol Ryu, Seung Yong Shin, Un Jung Choi, Cheol Ung Choi, Hong Euy Lim, Jin Won Kim, Eung Ju Kim, Chang Gyu Park, Hong Seog Seo, Dong Joo Oh

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Break of a stent delivery catheter and subsequent stent loss (SL) has been a rare event in the drug-eluting stent (DES) era. We here report a case of successful retrieval of a stent after a break if the delivery catheter and SL from a balloon catheter at a culprit lesion. We finally resolved this situation using a simple balloon technique for both the broken stent catheter inside of the guide catheter and the unexpanded stent in the culprit lesion. Thus balloons are an important weapon in our armamentarium in the cardiac catheterization laboratory for urgent retrieval of a lost stent. Their apt use definitely allowed our patient to avoid undergoing emergency cardiovascular thoracic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 1



  • Angioplasty
  • Percataneous coronary
  • Transluminal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

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Wani, S. P., Rha, S-W., Park, J. Y., Poddar, K. L., Wang, L., Ramasamy, S., Moon, J. M., Kim, J. B., Ryu, S. R., Shin, S. Y., Choi, U. J., Choi, C. U., Lim, H. E., Kim, J. W., Kim, E. J., Park, C. G., Seo, H. S., & Oh, D. J. (2010). A novel technique for retrieval of a drug-eluting stent after catheter break and stent loss. Korean Circulation Journal, 40(8), 405-409. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2010.40.8.405