Methodist Journal

IN THIS ISSUE

Lipids and Lipoproteins

Vol 15, Issue 1 (2019)


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ISSUE INTRO

Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease: Putting it All Together

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RECOGNITIONS

Guest Editors Henry Pownall and Antonio Gotto Offer Insight and Expertise on the topic of Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Cholesterol: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It

How Much Do Lipid Guidelines Help the Clinician? Reading Between the (Guide)lines

Statins: Then and Now

Poststatin Lipid Therapeutics: A Review

HDL and Reverse Cholesterol Transport Biomarkers

Revisiting Reverse Cholesterol Transport in the Context of High-Density Lipoprotein Free Cholesterol Bioavailability

High-Density Lipoprotein Subspecies in Health and Human Disease: Focus on Type 2 Diabetes

Gene Delivery in Lipid Research and Therapies

CASE REPORTS See More

Device-Related Thrombus: A Reason for Concern?

Retained Coronary Balloon Requiring Emergent Open Surgical Retrieval: An Uncommon Complication Requiring Individualized Management Strategies

Loperamide Mimicking Brugada Pattern

Reversed Pulsus Paradoxus in Right Ventricular Failure

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Transcatheter Embolization of a Persistent Vertical Vein: A Rare Cause of Left-to-Right Shunt and Right-Sided Heart Failure

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Lipids and Renal Disease

EXCERPTA

Addressing the Feedback Loop Between Depression, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease

POINTS TO REMEMBER

The Kidney as an Endocrine Organ

EXCERPTA

The Other Side of the Prescription

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in response to “Role of Subcutaneous Leadless Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in Young Patients

Vol 15, Issue 1 (2019)

Article Abstract

Retained Coronary Balloon Requiring Emergent Open Surgical Retrieval: An Uncommon Complication Requiring Individualized Management Strategies


Article Citation:

Desai CK, Petrasko M, Steffen K, Stys T, Stys A. Retained Coronary Balloon Requiring Emergent Open Surgical Retrieval: An Uncommon Complication Requiring Individualized Management Strategies. Methodist DeBakey Cardioavsc J. 2019;15(1):81-5.

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Abstract

The entrapment of coronary intervention devices within the coronary vasculature is a rare but potentially devastating procedural complication. We report a case of an entrapped balloon and broken shaft that had to be retrieved by an open surgical approach. When device extraction is indicated and the use of snaring equipment is unsuccessful or inappropriate, a number of alternative percutaneous maneuvers can be attempted. These include (1) simple advancement and withdrawal of a trapped balloon, (2) use of a “buddy” wire to straighten the vessel and free the trapped device, (3) inflation of a “buddy” balloon adjacent to a trapped primary balloon to free the device, (4) partial inflation of a buddy balloon distal to a trapped device followed by gentle withdrawal, (5) use of an in-guide secondary balloon to trap the lost device, (6) advancement and twisting of guidewires to entwine the lost device, (7) saline dilution of trapped balloons, and (8) anchoring balloon and reverse-wire puncture of an undeflated and entrapped primary balloon. Careful consideration of various device retrieval strategies is indicated before resorting to open surgical retrieval in the rare instance of intracoronary device entrapment.

Keywords
angioplasty , lost device , trapped balloon , retrieval techniques