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Lost and found: An unusual late complication of the Angio-Seal closure device

By F. Andreotti, A. Lavorgna, G. Coluzzi, C. Vincenzoni, A. G. Rebuzzi, I. Porto and F. Crea


We report an unusual case of breakage and embolisation of a femoral access closure device (Angio-Seal), which caused acute leg ischemia after percutaneous coronary intervention in a diabetic patient with documented peripheral vascular disease. Embolectomy from the superficial femoral artery revealed the polymer anchor split in two parts and embedded within a large (25 × 5 mm) thrombus. © 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved

Topics: Acute leg ischemia, Breakage of vascular closure device, Peripheral artery disease, Arterial Occlusive Diseases, Catheterization, Peripheral, Constriction, Pathologic, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Embolectomy, Humans, Hypertension, Ischemia, Leg, Male, Middle Aged, Peripheral Vascular Diseases, Prosthesis Failure, Thromboembolism, Treatment Outcome, Ultrasonography, Femoral Artery
Publisher: 'Elsevier BV'
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.07.027
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