Case Reports

The “Chimney Sweep Technique” and Recurrent Coronary Artery Dissections



We are reporting a case of a 65-year-old female who experienced three ST elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) during the course of 3 weeks. The first infarct was related to intramural coronary hematoma that propagated proximally after stenting, the second involved progression of this hematoma with obstruction of the vessel lumen, and the third caused subacute stent thrombosis that required “stent cleaning” using the inflated balloon technique.


spontaneous coronary artery dissectionrecurrent STEMIin-stent thrombosischimney sweepintramural hematoma
  • Year: 2017
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Page/Article: 165-168
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-13-3-165
  • Published on 1 Jul 2017
  • Peer Reviewed