What are possible anatomic contraindications for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)?

Updated: Nov 27, 2019
  • Author: George A Stouffer, III, MD; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Relative angiographic contraindications include the following:

  • Arteries < 1.5 mm in diameter
  • Diffusely diseased saphenous vein grafts
  • Other coronary anatomy not amenable to PCI

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