Rheolytic thrombectomy for thromboembolic occlusion of the internal carotid artery complicating coronary intervention

Akio Kawamura, Mathew Tilem, David E. Gossman

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Stroke associated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is an infrequent, but devastating complication. Intra-arterial thrombolysis has been used with limited success, but there are no widely accepted strategies for acute ischemic stroke during PCI. We report a case in which the AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy device was used in an attempt to re-establish patency of an occluded internal carotid artery in the setting of an acute stroke caused by thromboembolization from the right coronary artery during PCI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E108-E110
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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