Coronary guidewire fracture and subsequent retrieval of the retained pieces is an uncommon, but known complication of percutaneous coronary angioplasty. To our knowledge, however, this is the first report of a coronary guidewire unraveling after positioning an undeployed stent, and its successful retrieval by removal of the undeployed stent.
Case Report. A 70-year-old male who had hypertension and hypercholesterolemia was treated with primary angioplasty of his proximal right coronary artery during an acute myocardial infarction 10 weeks prior to this admission. Because of continued... continue reading about Report of an Undeployed Stent Causing the Unraveling of a Coronary Artery Guidewire Being Used for Sidebranch Protection