IMR Press / RCM / Volume 16 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.3909/ricm0768

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Open Access Case Review
Silk Suture Embolization for Sealing Distal Coronary Artery Perforation: Report of Two Cases
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1 Cardiovascular Department, the First Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China
2 Cardiovascular Department, Daqing People's Hospital, Daqing, Heilongjiang Province, China
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2015, 16(2), 165–169;
Published: 30 June 2015
Coronary artery perforation (CAP) is an infrequent yet potentially life-threatening complication of percutaneous coronary intervention. We report, for the first time, two cases of successful closure of guidewire-induced distal CAP with silk suture embolization using a microcatheter. This technique appears to be safe, simple, and effective for the treatment of distal guidewire perforations, even in refractory cases.
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