Incidence, predictors, in-hospital, and late outcomes of coronary artery perforations

Goran Stankovic, Dejan Orlic, Nicola Corvaja, Flavio Airoldi, Alaide Chieffo, Vassilis Spanos, Matteo Montorfano, Mauro Carlino, Leo Finci, Giuseppe Sangiorgi, Antonio Colombo

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We sought to determine the incidence of coronary perforations, predisposing factors, and in-hospital and late outcome of patients with coronary perforations. Perforations occurred in 0.84% of treated lesions and more frequently in patients with complex lesions after atheroablative procedures and who underwent intravascular ultrasound guided lumen optimization. The incidence of adverse events, emergency coronary artery bypass grafting and death significantly decreased over time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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