Author + information
- Received January 7, 2018
- Revision received May 7, 2018
- Accepted May 29, 2018
- Published online September 17, 2018.
- Francesco Giannini, MDa,∗∗ (, )
- Luciano Candilio, MDa,b,∗,
- Satoru Mitomo, MDa,
- Neil Ruparelia, MDa,
- Alaide Chieffo, MDa,
- Luca Baldetti, MDa,
- Francesco Ponticelli, MDa,
- Azeem Latib, MDa and
- Antonio Colombo, MDa
- aUnit of Cardiovascular Interventions, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy
- bCardiovascular Department, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Francesco Giannini, Interventional Cardiology Unit, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Via Olgettina, 6020132 Milan, Italy.
Percutaneous coronary intervention relieves symptoms in patients with chronic ischemic heart disease resistant to optimal medical therapy and alters the natural history of acute coronary syndromes. However, adverse procedural outcomes may occur during the intervention. Knowledge of possible complications and their timely management are essential for the practicing cardiologist and can be life-saving for the patient. In this review, the authors summarize potential complications of percutaneous coronary intervention focusing on their practical management.
- abrupt vessel closure
- coronary perforation
- device embolization
- longitudinal stent deformation
- percutaneous coronary intervention
- procedural complications
- rotational atherectomy burr entrapment
↵∗ Drs. Giannini and Candilio contributed equally to this work and are joint first authors.
The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received January 7, 2018.
- Revision received May 7, 2018.
- Accepted May 29, 2018.
- 2018 American College of Cardiology Foundation