Left main trunk perforation sealed by 90 second perfusion balloon inflation

Satoshi Mogi, Ayaka Endo, Akio Kawamura

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Coronary perforation is a rare but serious complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. In our case, kissing balloon technique caused the perforation. We took care of balloon diameter and inflation pressure, but we did not consider that the proximal lumen could take elliptical rather than circular shape. Then perforation occurred at the proximal side of the kissing balloon technique. Fortunately, we could achieve hemostasis successfully by 90 seconds perfusion balloon inflation. You must consider not only balloon diameter and inflation pressure but also balloon form as an important safety factor for the kissing balloon technique on the left main trunk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E115-E118
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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