Stent loss and retrieval

Adam de Belder and Mrinal Saha

in Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology

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ISBN: 9780199569083
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697816 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Stent loss and retrieval

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In the right hands, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a relatively straightforward technique that is rewarding for both the operator and the patient. Success rates are high, and complications of PCI are unusual. Meticulous technique generally avoids problems. When complications occur, the consequences can be significant and understanding how to deal with them in order to secure satisfactory outcomes is key. One such complication is stent loss, whereby a stent becomes dislodged from the delivery balloon platform. Fortunately the phenomenon is rare. The methods used to manage stent loss can potentially be associated with significant morbidity. This chapter addresses the incidence, classification, and management of stent loss.

Chapter.  5460 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Radiology ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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