The successful retrieval of a broken guide wire from the dia
Percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) are relatively safe, and the complication rate is low in comparison to cardiac surgery revascularization. The incidence of broken or retained PCI equipment is about 0.1–0.8% . We report a successful retrieval of a fractured guide wire by using a percutaneous catheter Amplatz GooseNeck Snare and Microsnare Kit (Covidien, Plymouth, USA), which was complicated by stent deformation in the form of rolling up its distal part after retracting a piece of the guide wire. This artificial damage to the implanted stent was initially ineffectively treated with balloon angioplasty and finally successfully with double drug-eluting stent (DES) deployment.

Case report
The patient was a 60-year-old man, with effort angina class II, admitted to our hospital for elective PCI of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) and the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). The patient was a heavy smoker for more than 40 years, with arterial hypertension, heart failure, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, and osteoarthritis of the spine....

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