Author + information
- Shahbaz A. Malik, MD,
- Ganesh Gajanan, MD,
- Yiannis S. Chatzizisis, MD, PhD∗ ( and )
- Edward L. O’Leary, MD, MBA
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Yiannis S. Chatzizisis, Cardiovascular Division, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 982265 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198.
Diagnostic coronary artery catheter knotting and kinking are uncommon but potentially catastrophic complications. Our case emphasizes the importance of avoiding this problem and provides recommendations for catheter retrieval in the unlikely event of this complication. To our knowledge, the technique used in our case has not been described before. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)
Dr. Chatzizisis has received speaker honoraria, advisory board fees, and a research grant from Boston Scientific; and has received a research grant from Medtronic. All other authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
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- Received June 1, 2020.
- Accepted June 10, 2020.
- 2020 The Authors