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Large coronary aneurysm following laser angioplasty of the left anterior descending coronary artery

Biscione, Carmine; Mariano, Enrica; Sergi, Domenico; Tarsia, Giandomenico; Viceconte, Nicola; Bernardo, Vincenzo; Mango, Ruggiero; Del Prete, Giuseppe; Romeo, Francesco

Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: May 2012 - Volume 13 - Issue 5 - p 334–335
doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e328352909f
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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

Correspondence to Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Rome ‘Tor Vergata’, Viale Oxford, 81, 00133 Rome, Italy Tel: +390620904009; fax: +390620904043; e-mail: carmine.biscione@libero.it

Received 20 October, 2011

Revised 21 December, 2011

Accepted 14 February, 2012

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