Dissection following balloon angioplasty of aortic coarctation: review of the literature.

Abstract

Balloon angioplasty of the coarctation of the aorta can result in intimal or medial or even adventitial dissections as demonstrated by in vitro studies and animal experiments. As a typical sign of stretching of the aortic wall, patients complain of pain during the angioplasty procedure. In the literature, aortic wall rupture and ventricular fibrillation… (More)

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@article{Erbel1992DissectionFB, title={Dissection following balloon angioplasty of aortic coarctation: review of the literature.}, author={R. Erbel and G. Goerge and Tracy A Gerber and J. Ge and Michael P. Thelen and Hans Joachim Rumpelt and J. Meyer}, journal={Journal of interventional cardiology}, year={1992}, volume={5 2}, pages={99-109} }