Iatrogenic aortic dissection during coronary intervention

Luigi Maiello, Ugo La Marchesina, Patrizia Presbitero, Francesco Faletra

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Iatrogenic acute dissection of the ascending aorta following coronary angiography and percutaneous intervention is rare. Localized aortic dissections have been treated by sealing the entry with a coronary stent. Extensive dissections may require a surgical intervention. We describe a coronary dissection with retrograde extension to the ascending aorta that occurred during angioplasty of the right coronary artery. The extensive dissection, which was limited to the ascending aorta, was successfully treated by stenting of the right coronary artery and monitoring the aortic dissection by means of transesophageal echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)419-422
Number of pages4
JournalItalian Heart Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003


  • Aortic dissection
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Stenting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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