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Catheter migration after fracture is not always in right cavities.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Cardiovascular intervention and therapeutics
Publication Date
Volume
28
Issue
1
Pages
119–122
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12928-012-0127-y
PMID: 23065411
Source
Medline

Abstract

Catheter fracture and cardiac migration are rare but known complications. To our knowledge, this is the second reported case of catheter migration into the coronary sinus. The broken fragment was successfully retrieved using helical basket, whereas biplane fluoroscopy was helpful in the heart chambers because of a difficult spatial orientation. No complications were noted during or after this procedure.

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