September 2013, 21:3

10 December 2014

Case Report

Case Report

Coronary Perforation Complicating Percutaneous Coronary Intervention – A Case Illustration and Review

Ang Chin Yong, Jack Tan Wei Chieh

ASEAN Heart Journal

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Coronary perforation is a potentially fatal complication during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Reports have shown that it occurs in 0.2 to 0.6% of all patients undergoing the procedures. [1-3] Though the frequency of coronary perforation is low, it is a serious and potentially life-threatening situation that warrants prompt recognition and management. Here we illustrate a case of coronary perforation, and review the incidence, causes, clinical sequelae and management of coronary perforation in the current contemporary practice.


Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Stent Thrombosis Cardiac Tamponade Bivalirudin Chronic Total Occlusion




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