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Managing Periprocedural Chest Pain

  • Scott W. Murray
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Abstract

Chest pain is common both during and after percutaneous coronary intervention, occurring in 30 % of patients in the first 24 h. It remains a very subjective experience for the patient and there are a multitude of reasons why it may occur. This chapter will describe the main causes of peri-procedural chest pain during coronary angiography and PCI, and the actions that need to be taken to ensure a safe patient outcome.

Keywords

Chest pain Complications of PCI Embolism Spasm Dissection No-reflow 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Interventional CardiologyLiverpool Heart and Chest HospitalBroadgreenUK

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