A 59 year old patient underwent percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty of a de novo stenosis of the proximal right coronary artery. Vessel perforation occurred after balloon angioplasty and was successfully treated by implantation of a new stent graft, which completely covered the perforation without residual leakage. Emergency coronary surgery could, thus, be avoided.
|Translated title of the contribution||Treatment of coronary artery perforation with a new membrane-covered stent|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Zeitschrift fur Kardiologie|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1998|
- Coronary perforation