False Lumen Catheterization in a Patient Who Has Type A Aortic Dissection That Mimics Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report

Authors

  • Erhan Kaya Pendik Bölge Hospital, Istanbul
  • Hakan Fotbolcu Pendik Bölge Hospital, Istanbul
  • Zeki Şimşek Kartal Yavuz Selim State Hospital, Istanbul
  • Ömer Işık Pendik Bölge Hospital, Istanbul

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1340

Abstract

We report a 61-year-old patient who suffered from a type A aortic dissection that mimicked an acute inferior myocardial infarction. During a routine cardiac catheterization procedure, diagnostic catheters can be inserted accidentally into the false lumen. Invasive cardiologists should keep this complication in mind.

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Published

2015-10-28

How to Cite

Kaya, E., Fotbolcu, H., Şimşek, Z., & Işık, Ömer. (2015). False Lumen Catheterization in a Patient Who Has Type A Aortic Dissection That Mimics Acute Inferior Myocardial Infarction: A Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 18(5), E208-E210. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1340

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