Complications of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention – PCI
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Credit/contact hours: 1
Estimated time to complete: 60 minutes
Publication Date: March 8, 2018
Expiration date: March 7, 2024
Reviewed: March 6, 2021
Percutaneous coronary interventions are life-saving methods for many patients presenting with coronary or cardiac disease. Meticulous technique and attention to detail are of utmost importance. Many patients present with complex anatomy, difficult clinical scenarios, or challenging problems. In this lecture, Dr. Ragosta describes the risk factors, complications, and therapeutic responses that can occur during PCI.
You Will Learn
- To identify complications that are unique to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and to enumerate techniques to avoid those complications.
- To explain the incidence and severity of potential complications of PCI.
- To describe the pathology and imaging findings of coronary perforations and dissections
- To define the causes and treatment of cardiac tamponade complicating PCI.