Iatrogenic coronary artery dissection: A surgical perspective

Vidur Bansal, Anand Kumar Mishra, Rupesh Kumar, Nirupam Sekhar Chakraborty, Ruchit Patel, Bhupesh Kumar, Parag Barwad

Iatrogenic aortocoronary dissection is a rare but potentially fatal complication of coronary catheterizations. Although the incidence is comparatively low, dissection often leads to procedure failure with increased risk of myocardial infarction and death. Iatrogenic aortocoronary dissection is principally caused by disruption of intima at the ostia of the right or left coronary artery during interventional procedures and appears as luminal filling defects, the persistence of contrast or intimal tear outside the coronary lumen.