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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 55-56

Iatrogenic Left Main Coronary Artery Dissection During Transradial Primary Percutaneous Intervention (PPCI); A Case Report


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna - 14, Bihar, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna - 14, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Pankaj Kumar
Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna -14, Bihar
India
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Primary Percutaneous Intervention (PPCI) is the standard of care in ST elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) if it can be done in a timely fashion. The growing use of the transradial approach for primary percutaneous coronary interventions has been shown to decrease the risk of major vascular complications. However, in this case report, we describe an iatrogenic left main artery dissection during transradial PPCI, which is a catastrophic complication, successfully treated with multiple stents.


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