Un'angioplastica semplice ma molto complicata: Gestione della perforazione coronarica e della doppia terapia antiaggregante. Descrizione di un caso clinico e revisione della letteratura

Translated title of the contribution: A simple but very complicated angioplasty: Management of coronary artery perforation and dual antiplatelet therapy. A case report and literature review

Francesco Soriano, Jacopo Oreglia, Irene Bossi, Paola Colombo, Giacomo Piccalò, Federico De Marco, Giuseppe Bruschi, Silvio Klugmann

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Abstract

Coronary artery perforation is a rare but potentially fatal complication. Therefore, it is crucial for interventional cardiologists to have knowledge of this condition and what management strategies are available, particularly in the case of procedures with a high level of complexity. Notwithstanding this, even simple procedures are not immune to serious complications, as described in this case report where coronary angioplasty was complicated by left anterior descending artery perforation with cardiac tamponade, giving rise to multiple complications of difficult management. The case presented here also provides the opportunity to investigate the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy after implantation of drug-eluting stents, a topic much debated in recent years.

Translated title of the contributionA simple but very complicated angioplasty: Management of coronary artery perforation and dual antiplatelet therapy. A case report and literature review
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)311-315
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume16
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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