"Back-squeezing" of the clot: an unusual complication of primary coronary angioplasty
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
W J DesmetJ Piessens
Distal coronary embolism of thrombotic material is quite common in the setting of primary coronary angioplasty for evolving acute myocardial infarction. Embolization to another coronary artery is, however, much more uncommon. We report on a case in which a large thrombus migrated from the proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) to the proximal left circumflex artery (CX) during inflation of the dilatation balloon. The putative mechanism was retrograde expulsion of the thrombus by the deploying balloon.
Thrombophilia includes conditions with increased tendency for excessive blood clotting. Blood clotting occurs when the body has insufficient amounts of specialized proteins that make blood clot and stop bleeding. Here is the latest research on blood clotting disorders.