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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

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
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.96665

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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.

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