Percutaneous treatment of spontaneous left main coronary artery dissection extending to the left anterior descending and circumflex arteries possibly triggered by thrombolytic therapy

Habib Saadat, Maryam Taherkhani, Morteza Safi, Hosein Vakili, Mohammad Hassan Namazi, Hamid Reza Poorhoseini, Mohammad Reza Movahed

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of myocardial infarction and the role of thrombolytic therapy in this setting is not known. A case of acute ST elevation myocardial infarction is presented, with initial positive response to thrombolytic therapy and subsequent marked worsening of ST elevation due to extensive dissection, possibly triggered by thrombolytic therapy, which was successfully treated with percutaneous coronary intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Angiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009



  • Angioplasty
  • Coronary intervention
  • Dissection
  • Infarction
  • LAD
  • LM
  • MI
  • PCI
  • Stent
  • Thrombolytic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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