Asymptomatic iatrogenic right coronary artery dissection with spontaneous resolution. A case report
CITATION: Przybojewski, J.Z. 1987. Asymptomatic iatrogenic right coronary artery dissection with spontaneous resolution: A case report. S Afr Med J, 71(4):255-256.
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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: A young woman with angiographically normal coronary arteries had asymptomtic iatrogenic catheter-induced dissection of her right coronary artery which was managed conservatively. Because of continuing chest pain despite therapy, over a year later she again underwent selective coronary arteriography; a Softip cardiovascular catheter (Angiomedics Inc., Minneapolis) was used without complication. This may be the first report of use of this catheter after previous iatrogenic coronary artery dissection caused by a more conventional type. It is also the first time that this catheter was employed in the RSA. The use of a Softip cardiovascular catheter may significantly reduce this complication of a common coronary angiography.