Removal of a ruptured, detached, and entrapped angioplasty balloon after coronary stenting.

Abstract

Entrapment of balloon catheters after coronary angioplasty or stent implantation is a complication during these procedures. We describe the removal of a ruptured angioplasty balloon which had become disconnected from the proximal shaft of the balloon catheter and entrapped after coronary stenting by using a 4 mm Amplatz "Goose Neck" Microsnare retrieval… (More)

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