Coronary Stent Embolization of Peroneal Artery

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Abstract

Embolization of coronary artery stents is a rare but well-recognized complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. Although intracardiac stent migration carries a significant risk to the patient, peripheral embolization is largely benign despite carrying a theoretical risk of distal ischemia. Furthermore, stents lost to the periphery are often never found. Here, we describe a case of an embolized stent to the peroneal artery which was accurately located using on-table fluoroscopy and ultrasound duplex.

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