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Case report
Repeat angioplasty of the left anterior descending coronary artery due to restenosis. How many times could we do it?

Arkadiusz Derkacz, Kacper Jerzyk, Renata Wawrzyńczak, Jacek Bezubka, Bartosz Janiak, Roman Szełemej
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(1):81-83.

open access

Vol 66, No 1 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-02-04
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Coronary angioplasty is widely accepted method of myocardium revascularisation. Repeat restenosis is often an indication for surgical treatment. Unfortunately, some patients are not treated surgically for various reasons. This leads to major therapeutic problems. We present a case of a 79-year-old female with repeat angioplasty done 6 times to the left anterior descending artery due to acute coronary syndromes in a 4-year period. The patient did not agree to recommended surgical treatment. We observed gradually deteriorating left ventricular function. The patient finally agreed to surgery, but left ventricle injury added to other clinical problems resulted in disqualification from operation.

Abstract

Coronary angioplasty is widely accepted method of myocardium revascularisation. Repeat restenosis is often an indication for surgical treatment. Unfortunately, some patients are not treated surgically for various reasons. This leads to major therapeutic problems. We present a case of a 79-year-old female with repeat angioplasty done 6 times to the left anterior descending artery due to acute coronary syndromes in a 4-year period. The patient did not agree to recommended surgical treatment. We observed gradually deteriorating left ventricular function. The patient finally agreed to surgery, but left ventricle injury added to other clinical problems resulted in disqualification from operation.
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Keywords

ischaemic heart disease; acute coronary syndrome; coronary angioplasty; restenosis

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Title


Case report
Repeat angioplasty of the left anterior descending coronary artery due to restenosis. How many times could we do it?

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 1 (2008)

Pages

81-83

Published online

2008-02-04

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(1):81-83.

Keywords

ischaemic heart disease
acute coronary syndrome
coronary angioplasty
restenosis

Authors

Arkadiusz Derkacz
Kacper Jerzyk
Renata Wawrzyńczak
Jacek Bezubka
Bartosz Janiak
Roman Szełemej

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