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ASEAN Heart Journal

September 2013, 21:3

First online: 10 December 2014

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

Ang Chin Yong,1 Jack Tan Wei Chieh,1
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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.

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

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Online Date
21 November 2019


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ASEAN Federation of Cardiology

Additional Links Cardiology

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
Stent Thrombosis
Cardiac Tamponade
Chronic Total Occlusion
First Degree Atrioventricular Block

Author Affiliations
1. Department of Cardiology, National Heart Centre Singapore, Singapore, Singapore