Balloon rupture may occur during stent placement and will only become apparent when the stent has been manouvered across the target stenosis and deployment is attempted. Withdrawal may be complicated by displacement of the stent off the balloon. We describe two cases in which a power injector was used to momentarily inflate the balloon and partially expand the stent in place. The punctured balloon could then be withdrawn and the stent fully deployed, using a new balloon. © 1995 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.
- coronary disease
- interventional cardiology
- intracoronary stents
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine