Managing Periprocedural Chest Pain
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.
KeywordsChest pain Complications of PCI Embolism Spasm Dissection No-reflow
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