Emergency coronary stenting for acute occlusive dissection of the left main coronary artery.

Catheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis

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Garcia-Robles JA, Garcia E, Rico M, Esteban E, Perez de Prado A, Delcan JL. Emergency coronary stenting for acute occlusive dissection of the left main coronary artery. Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1993;30(3):227-9.
Catheter-induced left main coronary artery dissection is a rare but serious complication of diagnostic cardiac angiography. We report the case of a patient with mitral regurgitation and accidental dissection of the left main coronary artery successfully managed with intracoronary stent that allowed emergent surgical revascularization and mitral replacement.