Complications of Coronary Intervention: Coronary Wall Dissection and Perforation

  • Kevin KwokEmail author
  • Lawrence Yeung
  • Catalina Trana
  • Brahim Harbaoui
  • Christan Roguelov
  • Olivier Muller
  • Michael Lee
  • Kam Tim Chan
  • Daniel Wagner
  • Eric Eeckhout


Coronary dissection and perforation are the most common and most feared complications during coronary interventions, both of which can lead to catastrophic consequences if not recognized early and managed properly. However, despite their high associated morbidities and mortalities, these complications can be appropriately managed and effectively prevented if their etiologies, risks factors, and treatments are thoroughly understood and practiced. This chapter discusses these two important complications, with special emphasis on approaches to their management.



I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to my wife Crystal Mui and my family for their generous indulgence, unconditional support, and unlimited patience throughout my life.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Kwok
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lawrence Yeung
    • 2
  • Catalina Trana
    • 3
  • Brahim Harbaoui
    • 3
  • Christan Roguelov
    • 3
  • Olivier Muller
    • 3
  • Michael Lee
    • 1
  • Kam Tim Chan
    • 1
  • Daniel Wagner
    • 3
  • Eric Eeckhout
    • 3
  1. 1.Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Division of Cardiology, Department of MedicineHong KongChina
  2. 2.Tuen Mun Hospital, Division of Cardiology, Department of MedicineHong KongChina
  3. 3.Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Service de CardiologieLausanneSwitzerland

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