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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-34

Percutaneous intervention for Optitorque tiger catheter-induced dissection of the right coronary artery and aortic root

Department of Cardiology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Ramachandra Barik
Department of Cardiology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad - 500 082, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/0189-7969.201905

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A 59-year-old female developed iatrogenic Type F spiral dissection of the right coronary artery (RCA) with retrograde extension as Type III aortic dissection (AD) during diagnostic coronary angiogram using 5 Fr Optitorque Tiger catheter. The spiral dissection of RCA was treated with angioplasty. AD was followed up with conservative management. The prompt identification of the starting point, the true lumen, and exit point of the dissection is the keys to the successful percutaneous revascularization. Visual eyeballing into multiple angiographic views is of immense help in the situation where optical coherence tomography and intravenous ultrasound are not available.

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