Heart Views

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19--21

Use of microvena snare catheter in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction due to saphenous vein graft occlusive thrombi


Mohammed Balghith 
 King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz Health Science University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed Balghith
King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz Health Science University, P.O.Box 22490, Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia

Percutaneous coronary intervention of grafts vessel is more challenging due to a higher incidence of periprocedural distal micro-emobilization and myocardial infarction. Percutaneous coronary intervention current guidelines advocate usage of distal embolic protection devices, especially in patients with a large thrombus burden, undergoing percutaneous intervention for vein graft disease. We present a 75-year-old man with acute coronary syndrome who had saphenous vein graft thrombus. This patient was treated successfully by manual aspiration of graft thrombus using a microvena catheter. There is yet no best available therapeutic options for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention of saphenous vein graft lesions.


How to cite this article:
Balghith M. Use of microvena snare catheter in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction due to saphenous vein graft occlusive thrombi.Heart Views 2012;13:19-21


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Balghith M. Use of microvena snare catheter in non-ST elevation myocardial infarction due to saphenous vein graft occlusive thrombi. Heart Views [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Oct 28 ];13:19-21
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