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Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Successful Percutaneous Retrieval of a Fractured Trapliner Guide Extension Catheter Lodged Within a Radial Bypass Graft

  • Rahul Kurup
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    Chronic Total Occlusion Program, London Health Sciences Centre, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
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  • Luiz F. Ybarra
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author: Dr Luiz F. Ybarr, Chronic Total Occlusion Program, London Health Sciences Centre, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.
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    Chronic Total Occlusion Program, London Health Sciences Centre, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
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Published:August 19, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2022.08.221
      A 64-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease presented with Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) class III stable angina. His medical history was significant for previous PCI of the right coronary artery (RCA) before subsequent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with a left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to the left anterior descending (artery LAD), a saphenous vein graft (SVG) to the posterior descending branch of the RCA, and a free left radial arterial graft (RAG) to the first obtuse marginal (OM1) branch of the left circumflex artery (LCx). He also had diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and peripheral arterial disease and was an active smoker.
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