Circumferential balloon rupture and catheter fracture due to entrapment in a calcified coronary stenosis

Edgar S. Carell, George Schroth, Abdul Ali

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Abstract

We report a case of coronary angioplasty balloon rupture and catheter fracture within a calcified lesion, requiring emergency coronary bypass surgery. The entrapped catheter could not be removed at surgery. This case re-emphasizes the hazards associated with angioplasty of calcified lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-348
Number of pages3
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • angioplasty
  • balloon entrapment
  • complication
  • rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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