Journal of Structural Heart Disease, October 2018, Volume 4, Issue 5:228-233
Retrieval of a Partially Deflated Balloon: A Novel Approach
Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
A rare complication of balloon dilation in the catheterization laboratory is the inability to deflate the balloon catheter. In the literature, methods described for deflating the balloon all involve puncture or rupture of the balloon while it is within the patient. Here we present a case in which a novel approach was used in order to puncture and deflate the balloon outside of the patient. We further looked at how balloons rupture when overinflated and the potential risks associated with doing this inside of a patient.
Cite this article as: Nageotte S, Takao C. Retrieval of a Partially Deflated Balloon: A Novel Approach. Structural Heart Disease 2018;4(5):228-233. DOI: 10.12945/j.jshd.2018.041.17
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