Spontaneous rupture of coronary artery

Naotaka Motoyoshi, Tsunehiro Komatsu, Yoshimasa Moizumi, Kohichi Tabayashi

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    We report a case of spontaneous coronary artery rupture (SCAR) 3 months after descending aortic replacement. Cardiac tamponade was confirmed at first by using echocardiography following emergency pericardial centesis. The patient was denied aortic dissection by computed tomography, thereafter diagnosed as SCAR with selective angiography, which revealed a leakage from the left circumflex branch. The patient underwent successful rupture site isolation by bilateral ligation and distal revascularization with aortocoronary bypass with saphenous vein graft.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)470-471
    Number of pages2
    JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sept


    • Coronary artery
    • Spontaneous rupture

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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