Volume 44, Issue 2 (March 1999)

    Death During Percutaneous Insertion of an Intraaortic Balloon Pump

    (Received 12 January 1998; accepted 16 July 1998)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    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.


    Author Information:

    Boglioli, LR
    Fellow, Section of Cardiology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

    Taff, ML
    Clinical associate professor of pathology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY


    Stock #: JFS14479J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14479J

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    Title Death During Percutaneous Insertion of an Intraaortic Balloon Pump
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