Filippo Zilio, Massimo Napodano, Marny Fedrigo, Annalisa Angelini, Giuseppe Tarantini
Although rare, left main coronary artery dissection is a cause of periprocedural mortality during percutaneous coronary interventions. We report a case of iatrogenic dissection of the left main coronary artery causing cardiogenic shock, treated by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support and later on by multiple balloon angioplasty and drug-eluting stent deployment, due to clinical worsening despite patent left coronary arteries with preserved good TIMI flow grade. We also reviewed the management strategies of this complication reported in the literature...
June 2015: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Parham Eshtehardi, Patrick Adorjan, Mario Togni, Hendrick Tevaearai, Rolf Vogel, Christian Seiler, Bernhard Meier, Stephan Windecker, Thierry Carrel, Peter Wenaweser, St├ęphane Cook
BACKGROUND: Although rare, iatrogenic left main coronary artery (LM) dissection is a feared complication of coronary catheterization. Its incidence, optimal therapeutic management, and prognosis remain largely unknown. The aim of the present study was to estimate the incidence, characterize the population at risk, depict the initial management, and evaluate the long-term prognosis of iatrogenic LM dissection. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients who fulfilled the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute diagnostic criteria for iatrogenic LM dissection were retrieved from our database and followed up by telephone or physician visit...
June 2010: American Heart Journal
Barbara A Danek, Aris Karatasakis, Emmanouil S Brilakis
Guidewire fracture is an uncommon, yet feared complication of percutaneous coronary intervention that may be more likely to occur in complex lesions and when guidewires interact with newly deployed or pre-existing stents. Wire fragments can often be retrieved using percutaneous techniques, but may need to be removed surgically in case of percutaneous retrieval failure. We present two cases of guidewire entrapment and fracture. In the first case the fractured polymer-jacketed guidewire was successfully retrieved, after crossing the lesion with another guidewire and performing balloon dilation next to the entrapped guidewire...
March 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
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