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Vol 19, No 6 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-12-06
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Emergency polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent implantation to treat right coronary artery perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention

Hikmet Yorgun, Ugur Canpolat, Kudret Aytemir, Ali Oto
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2012.0118
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Cardiol J 2012;19(6):639-642.

open access

Vol 19, No 6 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-12-06

Abstract

Coronary artery perforations are life-threatening complications with a poor outcome. Historically, if the perforation was not controlled using conservative methods such as prolonged balloon inflation and protamine administration, emergency cardiac surgery has been performed. However, several percutaneous methods including covered stents and embolization materials have emerged as therapeutic options to manage coronary perforations. We report a case of right coronary artery perforation after high pressure stent post-dilatation that was successfully sealed with a polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent.

Abstract

Coronary artery perforations are life-threatening complications with a poor outcome. Historically, if the perforation was not controlled using conservative methods such as prolonged balloon inflation and protamine administration, emergency cardiac surgery has been performed. However, several percutaneous methods including covered stents and embolization materials have emerged as therapeutic options to manage coronary perforations. We report a case of right coronary artery perforation after high pressure stent post-dilatation that was successfully sealed with a polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent.
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Keywords

percutaneous intervention; perforation; covered stent

About this article
Title

Emergency polytetrafluoroethylene-covered stent implantation to treat right coronary artery perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 19, No 6 (2012)

Pages

639-642

Published online

2012-12-06

DOI

10.5603/CJ.2012.0118

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2012;19(6):639-642.

Keywords

percutaneous intervention
perforation
covered stent

Authors

Hikmet Yorgun
Ugur Canpolat
Kudret Aytemir
Ali Oto

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