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Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: Role of Intravascular Ultrasound.
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PMID:  25139465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare, life-threatening condition that usually manifests as an acute myocardial infarction. Diagnosing SCAD with conventional coronary angiogram can be challenging, particularly if the true lumen is severely narrowed. Our case highlights the challenges in performing successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with SCAD. Intravascular ultrasound can prove to be a pivotal tool in the diagnosis and successful management of such cases by establishing the anatomic site of dissection, and confirming stent placement in the true lumen following PCI.
Ankur Kalra; Avin Aggarwal; Rachel Kneeland; Jay H Traverse
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-8-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology and therapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2193-8261     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Ther     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-8-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101634495     Medline TA:  Cardiol Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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