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What things make coronary artery dissection more likely?

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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44 years experience
Intervention: Cardiac catheterization uses small catheters that are threaded into the coronary arteries to repair damage and remove clots that cause heart attacks. However, a risk of this procedure is the inside wall of the artery being torn which leads to the dissection. Often this requires emergency surgery to repair.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Instrumentation: Coronary artery dissection is one of the potential complications of percutaneous coronary intervention.

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Can you die from coronary artery dissection?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Depending on the extent, location , coronary territory involved, coronary rupture or not, acute thrombosis or not, able to correct or not.

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