(Received 12 January 1998; accepted 16 July 1998)
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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.
Fellow, Section of Cardiology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Clinical associate professor of pathology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
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