Perioperative management for iatrogenic aortocoronary dissection during percutaneous coronary intervention
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Aortocoronary dissection is a rare but serious complication. We report the case of a 72-year-old female with angina. Percutaneous coronary intervention was performed for right coronary artery disease. Manipulation of the guiding catheter led to aortocoronary dissection. A drug-eluting stent was immediately implanted in the right coronary ostium to seal the entry of the dissection. Computed tomography (CT) showed ascending aortic dissection. The patient was observed without surgery. CT performed the following day and showed the contrast in the false lumen which had disappeared. Clinicians are more likely to avoid surgical treatment if stenting successfully seals the entry of the coronary dissection.
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