A 37-year-old member asked:
how do doctors repair a dissection during an angiogram?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jerry Routh answered
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Stenting: A dissection during an angiogram may occur when the catheter tip tears a small hole in the artery. This allows blood to enter into the artery wall and can cause closure of the artery. If the dissection is small then nothing needs to be done except watching for evidence of artery closure. If the dissection is larger the a stent may need to be placed or in some instances arterial surgical repair.
Answered on Feb 6, 2015
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