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Successful endovascular repair of aortic rupture caused by axillary intra-aortic balloon insertion for a Jehovah's witness patient with situs inversus anomaly
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  • Hidefumi Nishida,
  • Tae Song,
  • Valluvan Jeevanandam,
  • Trissa Babrowski,
  • Ross Milner
Hidefumi Nishida
kurashiki central hospital
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Valluvan Jeevanandam
University of Chicago
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Trissa Babrowski
University of Chicago
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Ross Milner
University of Chicago Medicine
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Abstract

We report the successful endovascular repair of a rare case of aortic rupture caused by axillary intra-aortic balloon pump insertion failure. A 38-year-old Jehovah’s Witness female with situs inversus totalis was referred to our hospital for acute decompensated heart failure. We placed an axillary intra-aortic balloon pump for circulatory support. However, an exchange was required due to balloon malfunction (kinked driveline). Unfortunately, the exchange was complicated by an iatrogenic aortic rupture along with large hematoma compressing the trachea. Emergent endovascular repair was performed successfully without any blood transfusion. Postoperative computed tomography showed a successfully repaired aorta and resolving hematoma.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

18 May 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
20 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
20 May 2020Assigned to Editor
20 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
02 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
02 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
05 Jun 20201st Revision Received
08 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
08 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
08 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
15 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
15 Jun 2020Editorial Decision: Accept