Medline ® Abstract for Reference 36
of 'Intraaortic balloon pump counterpulsation'
The entrapped balloon: report of a possibly serious complication.
Aru GM, King JT Jr, Hovaguimian H, Floten HS, Ahmad A, Starr A
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1986;91(1):146.
Entrapment of a balloon in the femoral artery at the site of insertion is described. A rupture in the balloon allowed the formation of a clot inside the balloon, which necessitated surgical removal.