The entrapped balloon: Report of a possibly serious complication

G. M. Aru, J. T. King, H. Hovaguimian, H. S. Floten, A. Ahmad, A. Starr

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Entrapment of a balloon in the femoral artery at the site of insertion is described. A rupture in the balloon allowed the formation of a chot inside the balloon, which necessitated surgical removal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-149
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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