A Real World Experience of Guidewire-Induced Perforations during Percutaneous Intervention and Their Successful Management

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Complication rates following percutaneous interventions have decreased over the past decade due to advancement in both interventional equipment and procedure technique. Despite these advances, the risk of iatrogenic perforations still exists with associated high morbidity and mortality. We are presenting three cases of guidewire-induced perforations including coronary artery and renal artery perforation with their complications and successful management in these case-series.

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Kasturi, S. , Vilvanathan, V. , Polasa, S. , Bandimida, S. , Patel, K. and Thakkar, A. (2014) A Real World Experience of Guidewire-Induced Perforations during Percutaneous Intervention and Their Successful Management. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 5, 475-481. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2014.58066.

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