Aortic Dissection Presenting as Acute Subtotal Left Main Coronary Artery Occlusion: A Case Approach and Review of the Literature

Michael Ruisi, Arzhang Fallahi, Moinakhtar Lala, Yumiko Kanei

Abstract


Aortic dissection is the most common fatal condition of the aorta, yet it is often missed on initial clinical presentation. Aortic dissection associated with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is relatively rare, but if it occurs, it can be diagnostically challenging, and the condition can be fatal. Here we describe a case of aortic dissection presenting as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) managed via the transradial approach. We describe the current literature on the subject.




J Clin Med Res. 2015;7(5):356-360
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jocmr2039w

Keywords


Aortic dissection; Left main coronary artery; Occlusion

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