Case Report
Volume 9 Issue 4 - 2022
Premature Balloon Rupture During Stent Implantation for Aortic Re-Coarctation - Nightmare Case
P Syamasundar Rao*
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Emeritus Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Heart Institute, University of Texas-Houston McGovern Medical School, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
*Corresponding Author: P Syamasundar Rao, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Emeritus Chief of Pediatric Cardiology, Children’s Heart Institute, University of Texas-Houston McGovern Medical School, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA.
Received: May 23, 2022; Published: May 29, 2022




Abstract

Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital heart defect (CHD) consisting of narrowing of the descending aorta and comprises 5 to 8% of all CHDs. Native coarctations are treated either with surgery or balloon angioplasty depending upon on the age at which they present and institutional preferences. Re-coarctations occur both with surgical and balloon therapy. Both post-surgical and post-balloon re-coarctations in adolescents and adults are largely dealt with stent implantation across the re-coarctation site. In this report we present a case in which the balloon ruptured during the stent implantation with resultant non-expansion of the stent. This case report consists of how to address such a complication. The objective is to implant the stent at the intended site and such objective was achieved in this case and details of the procedure were enumerated. The conclusion was that the interventionalist should take every effort to place the stent at the intended site and that this complication is unlikely to occur following the use of BIB catheters to implant stents.

Keywords: Coarctation of the Aorta; Stent; Balloon Rupture; Balloon Angioplasty

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Citation: P Syamasundar Rao. “Premature Balloon Rupture During Stent Implantation for Aortic Re-Coarctation - Nightmare Case”. EC Cardiology 9.4 (2022): 38-45.

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