Periprocedural Stroke

Chapter

Abstract

Stroke is a rare but devastating complication of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Although a precise causative mechanism is not often established, available literature suggests that over 90 % of strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) complicating PCI are ischaemic in origin. Despite substantial reductions in other PCI related complications over the last decade, it is noticeable that the incidence of stroke complicating PCI has not changed significantly.

Keywords

Stroke Cerebrovascular event Embolism Ischaemia Dissection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyMorriston Cardiac Centre, Morriston HospitalMorristonUK

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