The Straight Wire Sign: Recognizing guidwire exit during percutaneous coronary intervention for chronic total occlusion

Morris Mosseri, Shmuel Banai, Refat Jabara, David Rott

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Abstract

Coronary perforation during PCI may be life threatening. Use of stiff wires during instrumentation of totally occluded arteries is a contributing factor. The "Straight Wire" sign presented here was realized from a case of coronary perforation encountered at our cath lab. The identification of this sign in another patient prompted immediate response and avoided further complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e106-e108
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume116
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coronary
  • Perforation
  • Wire

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