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Unexpected opening of a totally occluded septal branch originating from an atheromatous lesion successfully treated with angioplasty and stenting.
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PMID:  16532717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In about 50% of patients who undergo a percutaneous coronary intervention for an atheromatous lesion there is a side branch that is involved in or borders on the lesion. In such cases, the invasive cardiologist must make every attempt to rescue this branch. We present an unusual case of unexpected opening of a side branch of a coronary artery after balloon angioplasty and stenting of the main vessel. In a patient with subtotal occlusion of the anterior descending coronary artery, angioplasty and stenting caused the opening of a previously totally occluded septal branch that originated from within the treated atheromatous lesion. This case is an unusual example of atheromatous plaque shift that had an unexpectedly beneficial result.
Ilias K Karabinos; Anastasios Salahas; Dimitrios Balatsouras; Antonios Tavernarakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  47     ISSN:  1109-9666     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-14     Completed Date:  2006-07-06     Revised Date:  2009-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Haemodynamic Department, Evangelismos Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Coronary Artery Disease / radiography,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Radiography, Interventional

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