Intravascular ultrasound in the management of acute coronary artery dissection: A case report

M. Labinaz, S. C. Culp, K. B. Kisslo, B. C. Brott, H. R. Phillips, R. S. Stack

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Abstract

Crossing total occlusions is frequently difficult. The guidewire may enter a false lumen, thereby preventing successful balloon dilatations. We present a case of an acute arterial dissection following attempted angioplasty of a totally occluded right coronary artery. With an intravascular ultrasound probe in the false lumen, we were able to visualize a second guidewire and direct its passage into the true arterial lumen. This allowed for successful balloon dilatation and stent deployment restoring vessel patency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume34
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Labinaz, M., Culp, S. C., Kisslo, K. B., Brott, B. C., Phillips, H. R., & Stack, R. S. (1995). Intravascular ultrasound in the management of acute coronary artery dissection: A case report. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, 34(3), 251-254.