Paradoxical embolization of a fractured guidewire: Successful retrieval from left atrium using a snare device

Ivan P. Casserly, Jeffrey A. Goldstein, Jason H Rogers, John M. Lasala

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Abstract

In adults, paradoxical embolization of catheters or guidewire fragments related to central venous catheterization is a rare phenomenon. Reports of successful percutaneous retrieval of foreign bodies from the left atrium is also rare. We describe the successful percutaneous retrieval of a fractured guidewire that had undergone paradoxical embolization to the left atrium in an adult patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-38
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Foreign body
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Percutaneous retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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