Nigerian Journal of Cardiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54--56

Accidental injury of the right coronary artery during angioplasty of the left coronary system


Biswajit Majumder, Sandip Ghosh, KN Sudeep, Pritam Kumar Chatterjee 
 Department of Cardiology, R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Biswajit Majumder
Department of Cardiology, R. G. Kar Medical College and Hospital, 1, Khudiram Bose Sarani, Kolkata - 700 004, West Bengal
India

Injury to coronary arteries can occur during diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. It is more common with angioplasty with certain guide catheters such as Amplatz catheter. The dissection is more common in ascending aorta with extension to the coronary arteries. We hereby report a case of right coronary artery (RCA) dissection without concurrent aortic dissection caused by injury with extra-backup left guide catheter during angioplasty of left anterior descending artery successfully managed by stenting of RCA from ostium with drug-eluting stent.


How to cite this article:
Majumder B, Ghosh S, Sudeep K N, Chatterjee PK. Accidental injury of the right coronary artery during angioplasty of the left coronary system.Nig J Cardiol 2017;14:54-56


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Majumder B, Ghosh S, Sudeep K N, Chatterjee PK. Accidental injury of the right coronary artery during angioplasty of the left coronary system. Nig J Cardiol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Mar 1 ];14:54-56
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