This happens — vessels are not rigid. They can accommodate catheters larger than their nominal diameter — carefully…
New onset AFIB. Last known well 24 hours ago
Still a lot to save
First embolus lodges in the superior division, second in M3 parietal branch (arrow)
Sofia 6 in superior division
Sofia 5 tracks over Marksman and Synchro into M3 — original intent was to aspirate through the Marksman (it works at least half the time — see companion cases here 1, 2). However, if Sofia tracks all the way, why not?
The OD of Sofia is 1.5 mm. The target branch is 1 mm. However, vessels dilate and accommodate when done carefully