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Dissection of the ascending thoracic aorta as a complication of percutaneous coronary intervention

Authors Uyan C, Arinc H, Gundaz H, Akdemir R

Published 8 February 2008 Volume 2008:4(1) Pages 253—257

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/VHRM.S2218


Cihangir Uyan, Huseyin Arinc, Huseyin Gunduz, Ramazan Akdemir

Abant izzet Baysal University, izzet Baysal Medical Faculty, Cardiology Department, 14280 Golkoy, Bolu, Turkey

Abstract: Acute aortic dissection is a medical emergency with high morbidity and mortality requiring emergent diagnosis and therapy. A 79-year-old woman with acute aortic dissection due to percutaneous coronary intervention was presented. Aortic dissection is an uncommon but potentially lethal illness that can present in an occult manner making the initial diagnosis difficult. Aggressive medical management is mandatory, as well as urgent diagnostic testing and cardiothoracic consultation.

Keywords: aortic dissection, percutaneous coronary intervention

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