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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine