Journal Published Online: 01 March 1999
Volume 44, Issue 2

Death During Percutaneous Insertion of an Intraaortic Balloon Pump



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.

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Boglioli, LR
Section of Cardiology, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
Taff, ML
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
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ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14479J