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can you die from coronary artery dissection?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Depending on the extent, location , coronary territory involved, coronary rupture or not, acute thrombosis or not, able to correct or not.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
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Dr. Yoshifumi Naka
36 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Coronary artery dissection is a serious condition which may mostly lead to a massive heart attack and death. Needs an immediate medical attention.
Answered on May 20, 2013
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: These tend to occur as part of ascending aortic dissection or during coronary catheterization and they could be fatal.
Answered on Feb 13, 2013

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