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How do doctors repair a dissection during an angiogram?
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Dr. Jerry Routh
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jerry Routh
Dr. Jerry Routh
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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Angiogram
Several option, most with angioplasty and stent.
If stent is not an option then surgical repair.

In brief: Angiogram
Several option, most with angioplasty and stent.
If stent is not an option then surgical repair.
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Thank
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