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how do doctors repair a dissection during an angiogram?

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Dr. Jerry Routh
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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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
22 years experience Cardiology
Angiogram: Several option, most with angioplasty and stent. If stent is not an option then surgical repair.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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