Balloon entrapment in a coronary artery: Potential serious complications of balloon rupture

A. Colombo, J. M. Skinner

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Abstract

We report a case of balloon catheter rupture with subsequent entrapment during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. The presence of a calcified, distal lesion is believed to have prevented withdrawal of the broken catheter. A nonsurgical retrieval technique, using a second dilation system, was used to free the catheter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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