Successful treatment of coronary artery perforation during angioplasty using a new membrane-coated stent

J Invasive Cardiol. 1999 Oct;11(10):622-6.


We report a case of successful treatment of coronary artery perforation and cardiac tamponade, which developed during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, with a PTFE-coated stent. Intravascular ultrasound was first used to overcome the shortcomings of conventional angiography and overlapping of a conventional stent was not as effective as coated-stent placement in sealing a further leakage. Thus, PTFE-coated stents may be an effective alternative to emergency surgery or autologous venous covered stenting and should be considered when coronary artery perforation occurs.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / adverse effects*
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation / instrumentation*
  • Cardiac Tamponade / etiology
  • Cardiac Tamponade / therapy*
  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible / therapeutic use
  • Coronary Vessels / injuries*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene / therapeutic use
  • Rupture / etiology
  • Rupture / therapy
  • Stents


  • Coated Materials, Biocompatible
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene