A Rare Complication of Percutaneous Closure of Coronary Artery Fistulae: Coil Unretrieval [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. Ahead of Print: TKDA-23735 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2018.23735

A Rare Complication of Percutaneous Closure of Coronary Artery Fistulae: Coil Unretrieval

Müslüm Şahin, Özkan Candan, Muhsin Türkmen
Kartal Kosuyolu Heart And Research Hospital

Coronary fistulae may lead to coronary steal phenomenon or considerable volume overload on the cardiac chambers, causing significant hemodynamic problems. Coronary fistulae can be closed either surgically or percutaneously. Percutaneous closure is frequently performed with coil embolization or vascular plug. Although percutaneous closure has significant advantages such as shorter duration of hospitalization and no sternal scarring, several complications including coil embolization or failure to retrieve the device, can rarely be encountered. In current report, a patient with a left coronary to right atrium fistula who rejected surgery, underwent percutaneous coil embolisation. However after release of coil the catheter could not be retrieved by standard anti-torque mechanism.

Keywords: coronary fistulae, percutaneous closure, coil unretrieval

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Corresponding Author: Müslüm Şahin, Türkiye
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