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Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia

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FURUKAWA, Murillo K. et al. Use of tandem stents for treatment of helicoidal dissection of the right coronary artery. Arq. Bras. Cardiol. [online]. 2000, vol.74, n.6, pp. 516-518. ISSN 1678-4170.

Coronary dissection occurs frequently and in several degrees during coronary angioplasty, which is one of the mechanisms for increasing the lumen diameter of a vessel. However the length of the dissection may affect the procedure, becoming the most frequent cause of total occlusion after coronary angioplasty. We report here a case of extensive dissection that occurred during the coronary angioplasty of a focused lesion, which we treated with two long stents.

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