Retrograde guidewire fracture complicated with pericardial tamponade in chronic total occlusive coronary lesion

Sang Ho Park, Seung-Woon Rha, Keun Her

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Abstract

Along with various coronary devices progress, there is a now growing trend to percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion (CTO). However, the risk of guidewire fracture rate might be increased in complex lesion such as tortuous, calcific lesion or retrograde route. We report a case of successful surgical removal of fractured and entrapped guidewire in a septal channel during retrograde CTO intervention in a patient complicated with pericardial tamponade by delayed penetration of broken guidewire into pericardium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1293-1294
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume31
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 24

Keywords

  • Complications
  • Coronary occlusion
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Pericardium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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