Acute Myocardial Infarction Secondary to Aortic Dissection
Wang JY, Chen H, Song D and Su X*
Department of Cardiology, Wuhan Asia heart hospital, Wuhan, PR China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Su X
Department of Cardiology
Wuhan Asia heart hospital
Wuhan 430022, PR China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 04, 2016; Accepted Date: February 18, 2016; Published Date: February 26, 2016
Citation: Wang JY, Chen H, Song D, Su X (2016) Acute Myocardial Infarction Secondary to Aortic Dissection. J Vasc Med Surg 4:255. doi:10.4172/2329-6925.1000255
Copyright: © 2016 Wang JY, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A 50-year-old man with a history of hypertension awakened with acute retrosternal chest pain accompanied by dim consciousness. He was transferred to cardiac catheterization laboratory for emergent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) but diagnostic coronary angiography was difficult and unsuccessful. Therefore, he was immediately conducted the thoracoabdominal computed tomography angiography (CTA). The CTA showed aortic dissection (Stanford type A), involving the left main coronary artery (LMCA) and left anterior descending (LAD). Emergency surgery was executed. Unfortunately, this patient eventually died of multiple organ dysfunction syndromes.