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Valvular and Structural Heart Diseases
Transcatheter retrieval of an embolized methylmethacrylate glue fragment adherent to the right atrium using bidirectional snares
Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 81, Issue 4, pages 648–650, March 2013
How to Cite
Grifka, R. G., Tapio, J. and Lee, K. J. (2013), Transcatheter retrieval of an embolized methylmethacrylate glue fragment adherent to the right atrium using bidirectional snares. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 81: 648–650. doi: 10.1002/ccd.24333
- Issue published online: 22 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 4 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 7 JAN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 8 DEC 2011
We report the successful transcatheter retrieval of a 6-cm long, rigid methylmethacrylate glue fragment that embolized from a vertebral body to the right atrium. The glue fragment was adherent to the right atrial wall. Two snares were needed, advanced from opposite directions, to carefully separate the glue fragment from the atrial wall, then align it in a linear fashion directly into the sheath for an uneventful removal. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.