Aortic dissection as a rare complication of percutaneous coronary intervention

Academic Article


  • Aortic dissection is a rare but life-threatening complication that can occur during percutaneous coronary intervention procedures. We present a case of a 55-year-old woman who underwent a right coronary angioplasty that was complicated by a proximal dissection of the ascending aorta. Urgent surgical repair of the aorta was performed and the patient was discharged in stable clinical condition.
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  • BMJ Case Reports  Journal
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    Author List

  • Giri S; Dhakal P; Hwang I; Alsafwah S
  • Volume

  • 2014