Published in Hospital and Nursing Home Week, October 5th, 2006
"The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the incidence of stent loss during interventional procedures and to identify the associated immediate and long-term consequences of such loss. We evaluated 36 cases in which the stents were prematurely displaced from the stent delivery device," scientists in Austria report.
"Five stents were completely removed from the vascular system successfully. Five stents could not be retrieved from the coronary circulation and led to significant adverse events in 3 patients, in whom the lost stents were not excluded by the placement of another...
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