Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 230--235

A detailed review of management of coronary perforations by gelfoam closure


Debasish Das, Debasis Acharya, Jogendra Singh, Subhas Pramanik 
 Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Debasish Das
Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar - 751 019, Odisha
India

We report a rare case of inadvertent distal small diagonal branch perforation noted postleft anterior descending coronary artery revascularization, rescued by Gelfoam closure in a 43-year diabetic male presenting with acute anterior wall ST elevated myocardial infarction. Intermittent balloon inflation for 30 min was not able to seal off the perforation; because of impending late (3–6 h) cardiac tamponade, we closed the perforation with Gelfoam embolization through Caravel microcatheter. Although rarely practiced, this armamentarium should be there in the interventional cardiology laboratory to deal with small vessel perforation (<2 mm), for which traditionally covered stents are not available in size.


How to cite this article:
Das D, Acharya D, Singh J, Pramanik S. A detailed review of management of coronary perforations by gelfoam closure.J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2021;7:230-235


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Das D, Acharya D, Singh J, Pramanik S. A detailed review of management of coronary perforations by gelfoam closure. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 19 ];7:230-235
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