Use of a thrombectomy catheter for contrast injection: A novel technique for preventing extension of an aortocoronary dissection during the retrograde approach to a chronic total occlusion

Hani Al Salti Al Krad, Brian Kaminsky, Emmanouil S. Brilakis

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Percutaneous coronary intervention of a chronic total occlusion can be complicated by aortocoronary dissection. To prevent extension of the dissection, repeat contrast injections are discouraged; however, they are sometimes required to confirm optimal distal angiographic result. We describe use of a thrombectomy catheter for distal contrast injection in one such patient that allowed distal vessel visualization without propagating the aortocoronary dissection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E54
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2014



  • Aortocoronary dissection
  • Thrombectomy catheter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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