Coronary aneurysm is a rare complication after coronary excimer laser angioplasty. A 45-year-old woman underwent laser angioplasty and bare metal direct stenting of the proximal segment of the left anterior descending artery (LAD); after 3 months, angiographic follow-up showed significant ostial stenosis of the LAD with a large sacciform aneurysm and diffuse intrastent restenosis.
aDivision of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Rome, Italy
bHeart Department San Carlo Hospital, Potenza, Italy
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Received 20 October, 2011
Revised 21 December, 2011
Accepted 14 February, 2012