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Early recognition of catheter-induced left main coronary artery vasospasm: implications for revascularization.
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PMID:  20665882     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Catheter-induced left main coronary artery (LMCA) vasospasm is a rare complication of coronary angiography that confounds the decision for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We report two cases of catheter-induced LMCA vasospasm. The first case was a 68-year-old woman who presented 6 years after CABG for presumed severe LMCA atherosclerotic disease. Coronary angiography demonstrated totally occluded CABGs and normal native coronary arteries, including a normal LMCA. The second case was a 56-year-old man with severe LMCA stenosis, who was scheduled for unprotected LM percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Repeat angiography 2 days later showed no stenosis. These cases emphasize the need for meticulous technique and a high index of suspicion of LMCA vasospasm. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) at the time of angiography may help to identify minimal atherosclerotic disease suggesting vasospasm. Alternatively, noninvasive testing, such as Computed Tomography (CT) angiography, may diagnose LM spasm in these patients prior to CABG surgery.
Ahmad Edris; Pranav M Patel; Morton J Kern
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1522-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
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Created Date:  2010-07-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100884139     Medline TA:  Catheter Cardiovasc Interv     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California-Irvine Medical Center, 101 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868, USA.
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