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Side-branch wire entrapment: Early recognition and management

Chien-An Hsieh, Yu-Lin Ko

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medical Center, Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital, Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, New Taipei, Taiwan

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Open Access funded by Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation


Side-branch wire (SBW) entrapment has been reported with increasing frequency recently. We report early recognition of SBW entrapment in a 60-year-old woman.


Coronary bifurcation; Side branch; Wire entrapment


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