Iatrogenic left main artery dissection: A catastrophic complication

Mohammad Hassan Namazi, Reza Tajik Rostami, Afsaneh Mohammadi, Abdol Latifi Amini, Morteza Safi, Habibollah Saadat, Hosein Vakili, Mohammad Reza Motamedi, Mohammad Reza Movahed

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Abstract

Iatrogenic left main artery (LM) dissection is a catastrophic complication of coronary angiography and angioplasty that requires prompt management using stenting. Although LM dissection can be prevented, it cannot always be avoided and has a reported incidence rate of 0.02%. In the present report, a case of iatrogenic LM dissection that was successfully treated with multiple stents is presented and followed by a brief review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalExperimental and Clinical Cardiology
Volume17
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • Angioplasty
  • Complications
  • Coronary dissection
  • Coronary intervention
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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