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A two-case series of entrapment of a ruptured balloon in the coronary artery: Avoidable complications and nonsurgical management.
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PMID:  23791003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The entrapment of a ruptured catheter balloon during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is rare, but it can lead to life-threatening complications, such as myocardial infarction (MI) and lethal arrhythmias. Ruptured balloon entrapment usually occurs in either tortuous, calcified, or angulated coronary lesions without adequate balloon deflation. The avoidance of drastic balloon pull-out and the use of appropriate catheter-based retrieval techniques could prevent surgical intervention. Herein, we describe two cases of ruptured coronary balloon entrapment during emergency or elective PCI. We successfully removed the ruptured and entrapped balloons through nonsurgical techniques. Coronary interventionists should be aware of the possibility of balloon entrapment during complex coronary interventions; they should also become familiar with nonsurgical catheter-based methods for the retrieval of ruptured and entrapped balloons.
Wei-Ting Chang; Ju-Yi Chen; Yi-Heng Li; Liang-Miin Tsai; Cheng-Han Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-6-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0929-6646     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Formos. Med. Assoc.     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
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Created Date:  2013-6-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9214933     Medline TA:  J Formos Med Assoc     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Division of Cardiology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan.
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