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Emergency coronary artery stenting for coronary dissection complicating diagnostic cardiac catheterisation.
  1. C. Knight,
  2. R. Stables,
  3. U. Sigwart
  1. Royal Brompton Hospital, London.


    Dissection of a coronary artery is a recognised and significant complication of diagnostic coronary angiography that often requires emergency coronary artery bypass grafting. A coronary stent was used to treat this complication. This technique has potential advantages in terms of speed of reperfusion and availability in centres performing diagnostic angiography without surgical cover on site.

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