Catheter-induced coronary artery dissection: Risk factors, prevention and management

Andrew J. Boyle, Michael Chan, Joud Dib, Jon Resar

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Guide catheter-induced dissection of the coronary arteries is an uncommon but potentially catastrophic complication of diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization. Several factors placing the individual at higher risk of this complication have been identified. We discuss these risk factors and utilize them to propose methods to prevent dissections. Management options of coronary artery dissection are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)500-503
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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