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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 391843, 4 pages
Case Report

Successful Management of Coronary Artery Rupture with Stent-Graft: A Case Report

Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University, Mevlana Bulvarı (Konya Yolu) No. 86-88, Balgat, 06520 Ankara, Turkey

Received 6 March 2014; Revised 18 June 2014; Accepted 23 June 2014; Published 13 July 2014

Academic Editor: Grigorios Korosoglou

Copyright © 2014 Berkay Ekici et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Perforation of coronary arteries is a relatively rare yet life-threatening complication of percutaneus coronary interventions and is encountered in approximately 0.5% of these procedures. According to the type of coronary perforation, various methods of correction are employed, ranging from conservative approach to emergency cardiac surgery. Coronary stent-grafts are composed of two metal stents and a polytetrafluoroethylene layer between them. Advent of such stents enabled efficient endovascular repair of coronary artery perforation. We present a case of coronary artery perforation which had occurred during stent implantation for the treatment of a bridged segment in the distal portion of the left anterior descending artery. This perforation was successfully managed by implanting a stent-graft.