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


Journal Article

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Labinaz, M; Culp, SC; Kisslo, KB; Brott, BC; Phillips, HR; Stack, RS

Published Date

  • March 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 251 - 254

PubMed ID

  • 7497495

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7497495

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0098-6569

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ccd.1810340118


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States