Successful closure of coronary artery perforation using non-conventional embolic material

Vijay Kumar Trehan, Saibal Mukhopadhyay, Jamal Yusuf, Umamahesh C. Rangasetty, Ramesh Arora

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Coronary perforation during percutaneous coronary interventions is a rare but dreadful complication. While coronary perforation involving large vessels are managed successfully by covered stents, small distal vessel perforation is usually managed by prolonged balloon inflation or embolization of gel foam/thrombogenic metallic coils. We describe a case, where perforation of a small ventricular branch of the right coronary artery was successfully occluded by packing it with pieces of thrombogenic floppy tips of used coronary angioplasty guidewires instead of conventional metallic coils.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-171
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Heart Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Coil embolization
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Coronary artery disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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