Coronary perforation is a recognized hazard following cardiac catheterization and may lead to a catastrophic outcome. Prompt decision-making following diagnosis is of key importance. Whether to perform prolonged attempts at percutaneous repair or to promptly refer the patient for emergency surgery soon after diagnosis still remains a matter of debate. We report the case of a 78-year-old woman suffering from coronary artery perforation during left anterior descending coronary artery percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty-stenting, who underwent unsuccessful multiple prolonged attempts at percutaneous repair followed by subsequent successful emergency surgery. J Cardiovasc Med 7: 365-367 (C) 2006 Italian Federation of Cardiology.

Emergency repair of coronary perforation following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty failure: a high-risk choice? / Caterina, Simon; Antonino, Roscitano; Fabio, Capuano; Roberto, Bianchini; Tonelli, Euclide; Sinatra, Riccardo. - In: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE. - ISSN 1558-2027. - 7:5(2006), pp. 365-367. [10.2459/01.jcm.0000223261.31933.a5]

Emergency repair of coronary perforation following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty failure: a high-risk choice?

TONELLI, Euclide;SINATRA, Riccardo
2006

Abstract

Coronary perforation is a recognized hazard following cardiac catheterization and may lead to a catastrophic outcome. Prompt decision-making following diagnosis is of key importance. Whether to perform prolonged attempts at percutaneous repair or to promptly refer the patient for emergency surgery soon after diagnosis still remains a matter of debate. We report the case of a 78-year-old woman suffering from coronary artery perforation during left anterior descending coronary artery percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty-stenting, who underwent unsuccessful multiple prolonged attempts at percutaneous repair followed by subsequent successful emergency surgery. J Cardiovasc Med 7: 365-367 (C) 2006 Italian Federation of Cardiology.
cardiac surgery; left anterior descending coronary artery; stenting
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Emergency repair of coronary perforation following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty failure: a high-risk choice? / Caterina, Simon; Antonino, Roscitano; Fabio, Capuano; Roberto, Bianchini; Tonelli, Euclide; Sinatra, Riccardo. - In: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE. - ISSN 1558-2027. - 7:5(2006), pp. 365-367. [10.2459/01.jcm.0000223261.31933.a5]
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