Fracture of a balloon on a wire device during coronary angioplasty.


In a 61-year-old patient with unstable angina an attempt was made to dilate a severe stenosis in a tortuous obtuse marginal branch. The initial attempt with conventional equipment was not successful; although the wire could be advanced distal to the stenosis, a 2.0 balloon did not cross the stenosis. A second attempt with a balloon on a wire device resulted… (More)


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