ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery for right coronary artery: balloon catheter entrapment
Mete Hıdıroğlu, Aslıhan Küçüker, Ayşegül Kunt, Levent Çetin, Erol Şener
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.8617
Percutaneous coronary interventions which are widely performed for atherosclerotic heart diseases have become almost an outpatient practice. However, being an invasive intervention, coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions may have some serious complications. In this article, we report an 81-year-old male case with a complication of percutaneous coronary intervention where the balloon catheter was entrapped in the right coronary artery and emergent coronary artery bypass grafting was required. This report aims to emphasize the need for a cardiovascular team in hospitals performing percutaneous coronary interventions although some respected guidelines do not require such a set-up.
Keywords : Cardiac surgery; catheter entrapment; percutaneous coronary intervention
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