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give me a hint. what kind of hassle am i facing if doc suspects coronary artery dissection? what is required to diagnose?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Coronary angiography: Your cardiologist will carry out a coronary catheterization and angiography and determine weather or not there is one.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Not good: Depending on the degree of obstruction the dissection causes, you're facing anything from no symptoms to acute coronary syndrome to a full blown heart attack (myocardial infarction). There is only one way to accurately diagnose coronary dissection: with coronary angiography. Period.
Answered on Mar 16, 2012

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