Multi-slice computed tomography assessment of stent position in a patient with acute coronary syndrome and anomalous origin of the coronary arteries

Plinio Cirillo, Gianluca Petrillo, Raffaele Piccolo, Giancarlo Messalli, Francesca Ziviello, Michele Bevilacqua, Marco Salvatore, Federico Piscione, Bruno Trimarco

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Abstract

We describe the case of a woman with acute coronary syndrome who was treated by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and stenting of the proximal right coronary artery, which shared its short origin with the left anterior descending artery. A multi-slice computed tomography study of the patient's coronary tree, performed after percutaneous treatment, played a fundamental role in obtaining a clearer view of the coronary anatomy, as well as of stent positioning in this particular anatomy, eliminating any doubt about the PCI result.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCardiovascular Journal of Africa
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Keywords

  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • Coronary artery anomalies
  • Multi-slice computed tomography
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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