Sealing of a dual feeding coronary artery perforation with homemade spring guidewire

Beny Hartono, Sasmojo Widito, Muhammad Munawar

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Coronary artery perforation (CAP) after percutaneous coronary intervention is a rare, but potentially life-threatening complication. The source of the bleeding is usually from one of the coronary arteries. In the era of chronic total occlusion technique, retrograde approach strategy sometimes is performed using collateral channels. When CAP occurs distal from the collateral channel, the source of bleeding can be from dual arteries, i.e., main and contra-lateral artery. Therefore, management of this bleeding should be intended to close the channel from both the arteries. We have successfully performed an emergent microcoil embolization in a patient with uncontrolled Ellis grade III perforation resulting cardiac tamponade which need pericardiocentesis. The perforation was sealed with the use of cutting the distal part of spring guidewire deployed at the septal collateral channel and fibered microcoil embolization deployed at the distal part of the other vessel. During 1 month follow-up, the patient was found to be well. In conclusion, CAP may result from two source of bleeding and should be kept into consideration. We successfully stopped the bleeding using the combination of fibered microcoil and tip of the spring guidewire.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalCardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015


  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Coronary artery perforation
  • Homemade coil


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