Coronary artery rupture and pseudoaneurysm formation resulting from percutaneous coronary angioscopy

Matthew R. Wolff, Jon R. Resar, R. Scott Stuart, Jeffrey A. Brinker

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Abstract

We describe a case in which coronary angioscopy was complicated by inability to deflate the device's occlusion balloon. Rapid over‐inflation to rupture the balloon resulted in massive dissection of the artery, pseudoaneurysm formation, and ultimately coronary bypass. While the cause of failure of balloon deflation remains obscure, deliberate over‐inflation to cause rupture may be hazardous. © 1993 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1993

Keywords

  • angioscopy
  • coronary pseudoaneurysm
  • occlusion balloon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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