Urgent myocardial revascularization for dissection of the left main coronary artery. A complication of coronary angiography

J. P. Connors, S. Thanavaro, R. C. Shaw, J. G. Sandza, P. A. Ludbrook, R. J. Krone

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Abstract

Acute subintimal dissection of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) is a rare but devastating complication of selective coronary angiography. The compromise of the coronary blood flow to an extensive area of myocardium becomes clinically evident in most patients shortly after the injury. Three patients who had catheter-induced LMCA dissection were successfully managed with aorta-coronary artery bypass. We recommend that urgent myocardial revascularization using standard techniques should be carried out in all patients following this injury.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume84
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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