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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 159-163

Treatment of distal left anterior descending artery perforation with fat embolization


Department of Cardiology, Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Galal Ahmed Abushahba
Heart Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha
Qatar
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DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.201785

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Coronary perforation is a potentially fatal complication during percutaneous coronary intervention . Reports have shown that it occurs in 0.2 to 0.6% of all patients undergoing the procedures. Although the frequency of coronary perforation is low, it is a serious and potentially life-threatening situation that warrants prompt recognition and management. Here we present a case of distal coronary perforation, and review the management of coronary perforation in the current practice.


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