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Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : OD06 - OD07

Catheter-Assisted Balloon-Supported Retrieval of a Broken Semi-Compliant Balloon from a Coronary Artery

Brajesh Kumar Kunwar, Pranay Jain, Mahesh Ghogare

1. Head, Department of Cardiology, Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. 2. Consultant, Department of Cardiology, Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. 3. Consultant, Department of Cardiology, Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Brajesh Kumar Kunwar,
Department of Cardiology, Seven Hills Hospital, Marol Maroshi Road,
Andheri East, Mumbai–400059, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: kunwar_brajesh@yahoo.com

Abstract

Incidents of broken balloon in a coronary vasculature during percutaneous coronary angioplasty are very rare. Such events in cath-lab may create panic and can be life threatening for patients. Hence, immediate retrieval of broken balloon becomes vital. Here, we report an unusual complication of broken balloon in the mid portion of the left anterior descending coronary artery, which had a calcified and totally occluded in-stent restenotic lesion. The broken balloon was retrieved successfully with no eventual complication using a simple catheter-assisted balloon-supported retrieval technique. The present case highlights the need for interventional cardiologist to be acquainted with different retrieval techniques.

Keywords

Balloon rupture, Calcified lesion, In-stent restenosis, Percutaneous retrieval, Simple balloon retrieval technique

How to cite this article :

Brajesh Kumar Kunwar, Pranay Jain, Mahesh Ghogare. CATHETER-ASSISTED BALLOON-SUPPORTED RETRIEVAL OF A BROKEN SEMI-COMPLIANT BALLOON FROM A CORONARY ARTERY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Apr 28 ]; 11:OD06-OD07. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=March&volume=11&issue=3&page=OD06-OD07&id=9580

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/24775.9580


Date of Submission: Oct 13, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Dec 20, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 20, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017


Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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