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IVUS-guided evaluation and percutaneous intervention in an anomalous left main coronary artery.

Abstract:

We report the case of a 42-year-old female with proven anterior ischemia and an anomalous origin of the left main coronary artery (ALMCA) who underwent successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance. Angiographic and IVUS images demonstrate features unique to the ALMCA. The epidemiology, pathophysiology, evaluation and management options, including technical considerations for percutaneous intervention, are discussed. The ALMCA from the right...

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Schrale, RG More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, Cardiovascular Medicine, BHF Centre of Research Excellence
Ormerod, OJ More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of invasive cardiology
Volume:
19
Issue:
7
Pages:
E195-E198
Publication date:
2007-07-05
EISSN:
1557-2501
ISSN:
1042-3931
URN:
uuid:3ff551ec-262d-40b4-a156-5323dd437556
Source identifiers:
105067
Local pid:
pubs:105067

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