Coronary artery perforation during coronary angioplasty

Clin Cardiol. 1986 Jan;9(1):27-9. doi: 10.1002/clc.4960090106.


In one patient percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty was complicated by coronary artery perforation of the left anterior descending coronary artery with light pericardial effusion. The outcome was favorable without either pericardiocentesis or emergency surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects*
  • Coronary Vessels / injuries*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pericardial Effusion / etiology