Methodist Journal

IN THIS ISSUE

Adult Congenital Heart Update

Vol 15, Issue 2 (2019)


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ISSUE INTRO

The Growing Number of Adults Surviving with Congenital Heart Disease

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RECOGNITIONS

Drs. MacGillivray and Lin Take the Lead in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Advanced Cardiac Imaging for Complex Adult Congenital Heart Diseases

149 Fontan Conversions

Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery

Pulmonary Valve Replacement for Tetralogy of Fallot

Management of the Adult with Arterial Switch

Ebstein’s Anomaly

Heart Transplantation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

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

CASE REPORTS See More

Simultaneous Transfemoral Mitral and Tricuspid Valve in Ring Implantation: First Case Report with Edwards Sapien 3 Valve

Uneventful Follow-Up 2 Years after Endovascular Treatment of a High Flow Iatrogenic Aortocaval Fistula Causing Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure

Device-Related Thrombus: A Reason for Concern?

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

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Do I Look Fat in This? Multimodality Imaging Findings of a Cardiac Lipoma

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

The Kidney in Congenital Cyanotic Heart Disease

EXCERPTA

Talking Statins with Antonio Gotto

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Lipids and Renal Disease

EXCERPTA

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

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”

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