Acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest due to coronary artery perforation after mitral valve surgery: successful treatment with a covered stent.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We present a case of a gentleman who presented with acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest 6 days after undergoing mitral valve replacement surgery. Immediate coronary angiography revealed perforation of the left circumflex artery which was successfully treated with a covered stent. This report details the successful percutaneous treatment of an exceedingly rare complication of mitral valve surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sheth, H; Swamy, RS; Shah, AP

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 62 - 65

PubMed ID

  • 21856250

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-0938

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.carrev.2011.06.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States