Death during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and the medicolegal aspects.

Abstract

Coronary embolisation is a very rare complication of the clinically widespread method of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). The well-documented case of a 64-year-old male patient is presented comparing angiographic and morphological findings. The occluded left anterior descending artery (LAD) was successfully dilated during PTCA… (More)

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