Scientific article
Case report

Near-fatal acute dissection of the thoracic aorta involving the right coronary artery

Published inEuropean journal of anaesthesiology, vol. 17, no. 11, p. 709-711
Publication date2000

We describe a patient with aortic dissection extending into the right coronary artery who was successfully resuscitated and operated upon after a cardiac arrest during transfer to the operating room. The use of transoesophageal echocardiography was particularly helpful for rapid diagnosis of aortic type A dissection and urgent surgical treatment.

  • Acute Disease
  • Aneurysm, Dissecting/surgery/ultrasonography
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic/surgery/ultrasonography
  • Aortic Valve/surgery
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Coronary Aneurysm/surgery
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Heart Arrest/therapy
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
Citation (ISO format)
CHEVALLEY, Catherine et al. Near-fatal acute dissection of the thoracic aorta involving the right coronary artery. In: European journal of anaesthesiology, 2000, vol. 17, n° 11, p. 709–711. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2346.2000.00761.x
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