Rescue retrieval of AngioGuard embolic capture system after failure of capture sheath retrieval in carotid angioplasty and stenting

Wilson P. Daugherty, J. B. White, H. J. Cloft, D. F. Kallmes

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This report describes the cases of 2 patients with failed retrieval of an AngioGuard distal protection device after carotid stent placement with rescue retrieval by use of a vertebral catheter. An AngioGuard was deployed before carotid angioplasty and stent placement. Attempted removal of the device with the provided recapture sheath was unsuccessful. A 5F 120-cm vertebral catheter was used to recapture and remove the AngioGuard. This technique is a simple and readily available solution for the retrieval of failed removal of a protection device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1594-1595
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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