A unique complication with use of the GuideLiner catheter in percutaneous coronary interventions and its successful management
J Invasive Cardiol
The "GuideLiner" is an easy-to-use catheter designed for deep seating in coronary arteries. The GuideLiner can be used to provide extra guidance support for equipment delivery during difficult coronary interventions or for coaxial alignment in tortuous vessels. There are a few GuideLiner-related complications reported in the literature, which include stent damage on advancement or on withdrawal, dissection, pressure dampening and ischemia, kinking of the balloon, and displacement of the GuideLiner catheter distal marker. We report another unique and previously unreported GuideLiner-related complication and its successful management. In our case, we experienced dislodgment of the distal cylinder of the GuideLiner from the push rod into the aortic root. The embolized cylinder was removed percutaneously using a novel approach without any complications.
General Internal Medicine