Vessel rupture and perforation are important complications of percutaneous treatment of coronary and peripheral arterial disease. These complications can result in abrupt vessel closure, distal organ injury, bleeding into the surrounding tissue, and death. Prompt management of such complications is therefore critically important. This paper reviews the management of vessel rupture and perforation, including the use of different types of covered stents (balloon-expandable and self-expanding), as well as the various types of embolization coils. Particular focus will be placed on percutaneous coronary artery and peripheral arterial interventions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine