Fellow, Section of Cardiology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Clinical associate professor of pathology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
(Received 12 January 1998; accepted 16 July 1998)
Intraaortic balloon counterpulsation is currently the most widely used mechanical technique for temporary support of the circulation. We report a rare fatal case of perforation of the right common iliac artery during percutaneous insertion of an IABP.
Paper ID: JFS14479J