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Exp Clin Cardiol. 2012 Winter;17(4):254-6.

Iatrogenic left main artery dissection: A catastrophic complication.

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  • 1Cardiovascular Research Center, Shaheed Beheshti, University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran;


Iatrogenic left main artery (LM) dissection is a catastrophic complication of coronary angiography and angioplasty that requires prompt management using stenting. Although LM dissection can be prevented, it cannot always be avoided and has a reported incidence rate of 0.02%. In the present report, a case of iatrogenic LM dissection that was successfully treated with multiple stents is presented and followed by a brief review of the literature.


Angioplasty; Complications; Coronary dissection; Coronary intervention; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Stent

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