Successful Aspiration and Rheolytic Thrombectomy of a Renal Artery Infarct and Review of the Current Literature

Babatunde Komolafe, Dwight Dishmon, Wael Sultan, Rami Khouzam

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Abstract

The use of revascularization techniques including angioplasty, thrombectomy, and stenting in the coronary, cerebral, and peripheral arteries has revolutionized the entire field of endovascular therapeutics. In renal thromboembolism, the classic treatment has been anticoagulation with possible thrombolysis and surgical thrombectomy. The role of endovascular therapy in renal thromboembolism remains controversial. There are a few anecdotal reports about the use of aspiration and rheolytic thrombectomy in the renal arteries. We present a case of acute renal infarction resulting from systemic embolism secondary to atrial fibrillation. This was treated with revascularization, including aspiration and rheolytic thrombectomy, with excellent results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)760.e1-760.e3
JournalCanadian Journal of Cardiology
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Thrombectomy
Renal Artery
Thromboembolism
Kidney
Cerebral Arteries
Embolism
Angioplasty
Atrial Fibrillation
Infarction
Therapeutics

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Successful Aspiration and Rheolytic Thrombectomy of a Renal Artery Infarct and Review of the Current Literature. / Komolafe, Babatunde; Dishmon, Dwight; Sultan, Wael; Khouzam, Rami.

In: Canadian Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 28, No. 6, 01.01.2012, p. 760.e1-760.e3.

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