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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
- balloon entrapment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine