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Balloon rupture during coronary angioplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2947525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Out of a total of 1,500 percutaneous coronary angioplasties (PTCA), 55 (3.6%) were associated with balloon rupture. Lesion calcification was noticed in 7 of these 55 patients (12.7%). Balloon rupture occurred at a mean pressure of 10.7 atmospheres. All balloons were retrieved without difficulty. Intimal tears were noted in 18 (32.7%) cases. Three patients required bypass surgery. In 29 patients restudied angiographically, the restenosis rate was 38%. Balloon rupture during PTCA does not seem to be associated with detrimental consequences.
C C Simpfendorfer; A P Dimas; A Zaidi; J Hollman; I Franco; V Knezinek; R E Hobbs
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Angiology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0003-3197     ISO Abbreviation:  Angiology     Publication Date:  1986 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-01-09     Completed Date:  1987-01-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0203706     Medline TA:  Angiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  828-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects*
Calcinosis / etiology
Coronary Disease / therapy*
Equipment Failure
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged

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