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Coronary artery perforation 

Coronary artery perforation
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Coronary artery perforation
Author(s):

Mark Gunning

and Martyn Thomas

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199569083.003.032
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date: 19 February 2020

There are few scenarios in the cardiac catheterization laboratory quite as dramatic as a coronary artery perforation. While some instances of this mishap are subtle, others are quite dramatic. Fortunately this occurrence is rare, but carries with it a significant risk of serious adverse events. The potential for harm may be reduced by the brisk identification of the problem within the catheter laboratory, together with early implementation of treatment.

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