Delayed appearance of coronary artery perforation following cutting balloon angioplasty

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2002 Dec;57(4):529-31. doi: 10.1002/ccd.10335.


Coronary artery perforation is a potential complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). It usually develops immediately following PCI, particularly when an atheroablate device is used. We report a case in which coronary artery perforation developed 4 days after PCI with a nondebulking device, a cutting balloon catheter.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / adverse effects*
  • Balloon Occlusion*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Stenosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Stenosis / surgery*
  • Coronary Vessels / injuries*
  • Coronary Vessels / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Rupture / diagnostic imaging
  • Rupture / etiology
  • Time Factors