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Vol 68, No 12 (2010)
Echokardiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2010-12-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Progression of a small eccentric aneurysm to spontaneous coronary dissection within the left main coronary artery

Ahmet Karabulut, Suleyman Tanriverdi
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(12):1404-1406.

open access

Vol 68, No 12 (2010)
Echokardiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2010-12-20
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A 67 year-old man presented with stable angina pectoris. He underwent primary angioplasty with stenting of the left anterior descending artery ostial lesion five months previously. A small eccentric aneurysm was shown within the left main coronary artery. A second angiography, performed a month later, showed slight enlargement of the aneurysm from the base side. In the final presentation, angiography revealed spontaneous dissection line beginning from the aneurysm base and extending to the left anterior descending artery. Although progression from coronary aneurysms to dissection is rare, it can occur, and patients monitored closely, especially when left main coronary aneurysm is present.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 12: 1404-1406

Abstract

A 67 year-old man presented with stable angina pectoris. He underwent primary angioplasty with stenting of the left anterior descending artery ostial lesion five months previously. A small eccentric aneurysm was shown within the left main coronary artery. A second angiography, performed a month later, showed slight enlargement of the aneurysm from the base side. In the final presentation, angiography revealed spontaneous dissection line beginning from the aneurysm base and extending to the left anterior descending artery. Although progression from coronary aneurysms to dissection is rare, it can occur, and patients monitored closely, especially when left main coronary aneurysm is present.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 12: 1404-1406
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Keywords

aneurysm; spontaneous dissection; left main coronary artery

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Title

Progression of a small eccentric aneurysm to spontaneous coronary dissection within the left main coronary artery

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 12 (2010)

Pages

1404-1406

Published online

2010-12-20

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(12):1404-1406.

Keywords

aneurysm
spontaneous dissection
left main coronary artery

Authors

Ahmet Karabulut
Suleyman Tanriverdi

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