Deployment of a previously embolized, unexpanded, and disarticulated Palmaz-Schatz stent

Malcolm M. Kirk, William R. Herzog

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Abstract

Stent embolization is a rare but acknowledged complication of placement of disarticulated (half) Palmaz-Schatz stents. We report a case in which we diagnosed a previously unrecognized, embolized, undeployed half-stent in the distal LAD, causing slow flow, and then deployed the stent where it lay, resulting in improved flow. The literature on treatment of coronary stent embolization and on cutting and preparing half-stents for deployment is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1997

Keywords

  • Balloon- expandable stent
  • Half-stent
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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