A right coronary artery dissection occurring during angioplasty was initially treated with a balloon of the same size of the vessel utilizing a prolonged inflation (over 3 hours) without achieving a satisfactory result. The subsequent use of an oversized balloon inflated for a short period of time gave a satisfactory angiographic result. Favorable clinical and angiographic follow-up was obtained at 3 months. Use of prolonged inflations and of an oversized balloon appears a valuable approach to treat a coronary dissection during angioplasty.
|Translated title of the contribution||The use of prolonged inflation and an oversized balloon catheter in the treatment of coronary artery dissection during angioplasty|
|Title of host publication||Cuore|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine