Retrieval of undeployed intracoronary Palmaz-Schatz stents

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1995 Jul;35(3):218-23. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810350312.


Two patients undergoing stent placement with the Palmaz-Schatz coronary stent delivery system experienced intracoronary stent embolization. Using a two-wire technique, the stents were successfully removed from the coronary circulation, and this allowed completion of the percutaneous revascularization procedure without any clinical sequelae. These two cases represent the first report of successful percutaneous retrieval of undeployed, retained intracoronary Palmaz-Schatz stents.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Catheterization / methods
  • Constriction, Pathologic / diagnostic imaging
  • Constriction, Pathologic / therapy
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Disease / therapy*
  • Coronary Vessels*
  • Equipment Failure
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents*