The clinical implications of balloon rupture during cardiovascular interventions

Georgios Christopoulos, Michael Luna, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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Balloon rupture is an infrequent complication of cardiac catheterization that can lead to vessel injury. We report 6 cases that highlight the potential consequences of balloon rupture, including perforation, dissection, balloon entrapment, and distal embolization, and discuss prevention and treatment strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E45-E50
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015



  • balloon rupture
  • percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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