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My husband had a coronary angiogram and it showed a perforated artery. What does this mean?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Complication
If a perforation of the artery is noted, it would indicate that there has been a complication of the procedure itself.
The artery has been torn by the catheter or wire . Ithis does not happen commonly but it can occur. It is a serious complication and can lead to bleeding in the sac around the heart and death. The bleeding can be controlled by blowing up a balloon in the artery or by a stent.

In brief: Complication
If a perforation of the artery is noted, it would indicate that there has been a complication of the procedure itself.
The artery has been torn by the catheter or wire . Ithis does not happen commonly but it can occur. It is a serious complication and can lead to bleeding in the sac around the heart and death. The bleeding can be controlled by blowing up a balloon in the artery or by a stent.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Angiogram
A perforated artery usually means the artery has "torn".

In brief: Angiogram
A perforated artery usually means the artery has "torn".
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
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