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Iatrogenic thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm as a rare complication of intra-aortic balloon pump: Radiologic findings of multiple imaging modalities

      A 52-year-old female with past medical history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and chronic renal disease presented with nonischemic cardiomyopathy and left ventricular failure. On day one, an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) and Swan-Ganz catheter were placed uneventfully. The IABP metallic tip was positioned in the proximal descending aorta (Fig. 1).
      Fig. 1
      Fig. 1Intra-procedural fluoroscopic image of IABP and Swan-Ganz catheter placement. IABP metallic marker is appropriately positioned below the aortic arch (arrow). Swan-Ganz catheter tip is in the right pulmonary artery (thin arrow). Right chest wall biventricular ICD leads terminate in the right atrium, right ventricle, and coronary sinus.
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