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Emergency repair of coronary perforation following percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty failure: A high-risk choice?
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PMID:  16645417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Caterina Simon; Antonino Roscitano; Fabio Capuano; Roberto Bianchini; Euclide Tonelli; Riccardo Sinatra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-28     Completed Date:  2007-02-28     Revised Date:  2009-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, St Andrea Hospital, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / adverse effects*
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Coronary Stenosis / therapy
Coronary Vessels / injuries*,  surgery
Emergency Treatment*
Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
Intraoperative Complications / etiology,  surgery

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