Percutaneous treatment of simultaneous aortic dissection and pericardial tamponade during coronary intervention

Italo Porto, Andrew R J Mitchell, Joseph B. Selvanayagam, Stefan Neubauer, Adrian P. Banning

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We report on a case of an unexpected dissection of the left main stem during percutaneous coronary intervention complicated by involvement of the ascending aorta with pericardial tamponade. After pericardial drainage, haemodynamic stabilization, and extensive stenting of the propagating dissection, safe discharge was possible without surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-107
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 20 Oct 2005


  • Angioplasty complication
  • Aortic dissection
  • Stent
  • Tamponade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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