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“Accordion effect” in reverse
  1. C Critoph,
  2. A Jain,
  3. N Robinson
  1. C Critoph, London Chest Hospital, Banner Boad, London E2 9JX; chriscritoph{at}doctors.org.uk

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“Accordion Effect” or “wire effect” describes the angiographic appearance of a tortuous coronary artery straightened by a coronary guide wire, and is a widely reported “pseudo-complication” of percutaneous coronary intervention. The differential diagnosis of this angiographic appearance includes vessel dissection, vessel spasm or intracoronary thrombus. Given the possible serious alternative diagnoses the recognition of …

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