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Vol 69, No 2 (2011)
Angiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2011-02-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Coronary perforation due to sirolimus-eluting stent’s strut rupture with post-dilatation

Ahmet Karabulut, Kadir Topçu
Kardiol Pol 2011;69(2):183-186.

open access

Vol 69, No 2 (2011)
Angiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2011-02-17
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Coronary artery perforation is a rare and dangerous complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. Its consequences may range from minimal dye staining of the pericardial cavity to haemodynamic collapse, and it requires urgent treatment. Nearly half of cases occur due to the use of stiff and hydrophilic guidewires. Perforations due to stent deployment or strut rupture are seen more rarely, but have a more serious prognosis. We present a case of coronary perforation due to rupture of a sirolimus-eluting stent’s strut. The perforated site was occluded immediately with the implantion of two consecutive bare metal stents.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 2: 183-186

Abstract

Coronary artery perforation is a rare and dangerous complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. Its consequences may range from minimal dye staining of the pericardial cavity to haemodynamic collapse, and it requires urgent treatment. Nearly half of cases occur due to the use of stiff and hydrophilic guidewires. Perforations due to stent deployment or strut rupture are seen more rarely, but have a more serious prognosis. We present a case of coronary perforation due to rupture of a sirolimus-eluting stent’s strut. The perforated site was occluded immediately with the implantion of two consecutive bare metal stents.
Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 2: 183-186
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Keywords

perforation; sirolimus-eluting stent; strut rupture

About this article
Title

Coronary perforation due to sirolimus-eluting stent’s strut rupture with post-dilatation

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 69, No 2 (2011)

Pages

183-186

Published online

2011-02-17

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2011;69(2):183-186.

Keywords

perforation
sirolimus-eluting stent
strut rupture

Authors

Ahmet Karabulut
Kadir Topçu

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