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Left main coronary artery perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with noninfectious aortitis

Published inReviews in cardiovascular medicine, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 66-70
Publication date2014
Abstract

Noninfectious aortitis is increasingly recognized as an important cause of aortic aneurysms and dissection. Coronary involvement in noninfectious aortitis has been reported in several case reports and is marked by a high mortality. Here, we describe the case of a 72-year-old patient suffering from aortitis with involvement of the left main coronary artery trunk, who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which was complicated by left coronary artery perforation. Active inflammatory disease of the vessel wall may cause excessive tissue frailty and therefore has to be considered as a risk factor for perforation during PCI.

Keywords
  • Aged
  • Aortitis/complications/diagnosis
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Vessels/injuries/radiography
  • Drug-Eluting Stents
  • Heart Injuries/diagnosis/etiology/therapy
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention/adverse effects/instrumentation
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Vascular System Injuries/diagnosis/etiology/therapy
Citation (ISO format)
DAYAL, Nicolas B et al. Left main coronary artery perforation during percutaneous coronary intervention in a patient with noninfectious aortitis. In: Reviews in cardiovascular medicine, 2014, vol. 15, n° 1, p. 66–70.
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ISSN of the journal1530-6550
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