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Iatrogenic aortic dissection during coronary intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12898808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Iatrogenic acute dissection of the ascending aorta following coronary angiography and percutaneous intervention is rare. Localized aortic dissections have been treated by sealing the entry with a coronary stent. Extensive dissections may require a surgical intervention. We describe a coronary dissection with retrograde extension to the ascending aorta that occurred during angioplasty of the right coronary artery. The extensive dissection, which was limited to the ascending aorta, was successfully treated by stenting of the right coronary artery and monitoring the aortic dissection by means of transesophageal echocardiography.
Luigi Maiello; Ugo La Marchesina; Patrizia Presbitero; Francesco Faletra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian heart journal : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1129-471X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital Heart J     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-05     Completed Date:  2003-12-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909716     Medline TA:  Ital Heart J     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Echocardiography Laboratory, Istituto Clinico Humanitas Via Manzoni, 56 20089 Rozzano, MI.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / etiology*,  therapy*
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Aorta / injuries*,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / etiology*,  therapy*
Arteries / injuries,  surgery
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
Coronary Vessels / injuries,  surgery
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects
Iatrogenic Disease
Intraoperative Complications / etiology*,  therapy*
Middle Aged

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