Intravascular ultrasound-guided sealing of left anterior descending aneurysm with microcavities causing distal embolization

Italo Porto, Ilaria Dato, Luca Cravello, Filippo Crea

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Abstract

In this article, we describe a patient with recurring episodes of unstable angina and evidence of an ectatic proximal left anterior descending artery at coronary angiography. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) analysis showed multiple microaneurysms within an ulcerated plaque. Percutaneous treatment with a large-diameter bare-metal stent was undertaken; a resolution of symptoms, and angiographic and IVUS images of immediate results and at 12-month follow-up are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-800
Number of pages6
JournalInterventional Cardiology
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • atherosclerosis
  • coronary angiogram
  • coronary microaneurysm
  • intravascular ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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