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We report on a case of an unexpected dissection of the left main stem during percutaneous coronary intervention complicated by involvement of the ascending aorta with pericardial tamponade. After pericardial drainage, haemodynamic stabilization, and extensive stenting of the propagating dissection, safe discharge was possible without surgical intervention.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.ijcard.2004.11.017

Type

Journal article

Journal

Int J Cardiol

Publication Date

20/10/2005

Volume

105

Pages

104 - 107

Keywords

Aneurysm, Dissecting, Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary, Aortic Aneurysm, Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation, Cardiac Tamponade, Coronary Angiography, Coronary Artery Disease, Echocardiography, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Middle Aged, Pericardium, Stents