Catastrophic left main coronary artery occlusion following diagnostic coronary angiography: Salvage by emergency left main coronary artery stenting

Abdul Rahman R Abdel-Karim, Chiranjeevi Gadiparthi, Subhash Banerjee, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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Abstract

Acute occlusion of left main coronary artery after diagnostic angiography can be rapidly fatal. We describe two patients with left main disease that developed cardiac arrest shortly after diagnostic coronary angiography. They were both successfully treated with emergency left main stenting while cardiopulmonary resuscitation was being performed. Patients with left main disease should be carefully monitored after diagnostic angiography to allow prompt recognition of acute occlusion. Emergency stenting may be required for salvaging the patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalAcute Cardiac Care
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2011

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Coronary Occlusion
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vessels
Emergencies
Angiography
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Heart Arrest

Keywords

  • Complications
  • Coronary angiography
  • Left main coronary artery
  • Stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Emergency Medicine

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Catastrophic left main coronary artery occlusion following diagnostic coronary angiography : Salvage by emergency left main coronary artery stenting. / Abdel-Karim, Abdul Rahman R; Gadiparthi, Chiranjeevi; Banerjee, Subhash; Brilakis, Emmanouil S.

In: Acute Cardiac Care, Vol. 13, No. 3, 09.2011, p. 170-173.

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