Retrieval technique of a PTCA guidewire.

M. L. Dwyer, A. Colombo, G. Bozzi

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A report is made of a case study where a non-surgical technique was used to remove a broken floppy percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) guidewire. The technique involved the use of a "lasso" to successfully retrieve the broken wire from the left main artery and into the aorta.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-172
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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