Surgical angioplasty of the left main coronary artery for severe iatrogenic stenosis has been done on a 40 year old female patient operated upon five months before for mitral and aortic valve prosthetic replacement. Postoperative angiocardiographic study showed patent left main trunk and the patient is angina-free six months post-operatively. Operative indication and surgical technique are discussed as an alternative to aorto-coronary by-pass surgery for left main proximal stenosis without peripheral lesions. It does not result from literature that this surgical technique has ever been employed in patients previously operated with open heart surgery.
|Translated title of the contribution||Angioplasty of the common trunk of the left coronary artery with venous patch|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine