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Intravascular ultrasound imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of spontaneous coronary dissection with drug-eluting stents.

Abstract:

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is a rare cause of coronary ischemia. Its prognosis is uncertain and the optimal treatment is not fully defined. We report a case of spontaneous dissection of the left anterior descending artery in a healthy post-menopausal woman, in whom the initial strategy of medical therapy was unsuccessful. After repeated angiography, we implanted 2 drug-eluting stents using intravascular ultrasound guidance with excellent immediate result and long-term symptomatic ...

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Journal:
The Journal of invasive cardiology
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Pages:
78-80
Publication date:
2004-02-05
EISSN:
1557-2501
ISSN:
1042-3931
URN:
uuid:fb4bff8f-977b-4a65-9a37-57790ef68242
Source identifiers:
245277
Local pid:
pubs:245277

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