Coronary artery perforation

Mark Gunning and Martyn Thomas

in Oxford Textbook of Interventional Cardiology

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ISBN: 9780199569083
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199697816 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Coronary artery perforation

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There are few scenarios in the cardiac catheterization laboratory quite as dramatic as a coronary artery perforation. While some instances of this mishap are subtle, others are quite dramatic. Fortunately this occurrence is rare, but carries with it a significant risk of serious adverse events. The potential for harm may be reduced by the brisk identification of the problem within the catheter laboratory, together with early implementation of treatment.

Chapter.  9200 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Radiology ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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