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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2013; 4(2):156-158
    Clinical Case Reports Based Study | doi:10.1016/j.jcdr.2012.12.012

    Simple nonsurgical method of reduction of coronary catheter knot

    Authors:

    Gobu Packirisamy*, Geofi George, Balachander Jayaraman

    Department of Cardiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry 605 006, India

    Abstract:

    Knotting and kinking of the coronary catheter is one of the complications during diagnostic or interventional procedures. These complications can be tackled percutaneously without subjecting the patient to surgery. We are reporting one such case of catheter knotting and how it was reduced percutaneously.

    Key words: Angiography, Coronary, Catheter, Knot, Snare.