Submitted: 06 Aug 2017
Accepted: 03 Dec 2017
First published online: 20 Dec 2017
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J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2017;9(4):229-231.
doi: 10.15171/jcvtr.2017.39
PMID: 29391937
PMCID: PMC5787336
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Case Report

Foreign body associated non-ST elevation myocardial infarction: a case report

Pooyan Dehghani 1,2 * , Mahdi Sajedi Khanian 2,3

1 Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 Cardiovascular Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3 Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran


The incidence of guiding catheter tip fracture, is quite rare during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Retained broken catheter tip in coronary artery and circulation can result in serious complications such as thrombosis, embolism, acute occlusion and myocardial infarction, arrhythmias and sepsis. It is mandatory to remove the fractured catheter as soon as possible to avoid these complications. Transcatheter removal is the treatment of choice. If percutaneous removal is failed, surgical intervention is advised.
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