Coronary artery perforation: a rare complication of coronary angiography

Timurkaynak T., Ciftci H., Cemri M.

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.56, no.5, pp.323-325, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.2143/ac.56.5.2005694
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-325


We report perforation of two side branches of the right coronary artery during selective coronary angiography. We suppose that forceful injection of contrast into a non-dominant artery with severe proximal stenosis could have led to this complication. To the best of our knowledge this is the second reported case of coronary perforation during angiography.