Vol 61, No 9 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Successful angioplasty of the left anterior descending artery in a woman with Takayasu arteritis and associated coronary disease

Marta Obremska, Karol Początek, Arkadiusz Derkacz, Dariusz Biały, Agnieszka Magott-Derkacz, Przemysław Nowicki, Rafał Poręba
Kardiol Pol 2004;61(9):265-267.
Vol 61, No 9 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: Takayasu arteritis is a rare, inflammatory disease affecting mainly young women and is more prevalent in Asia and Latin America. Its etiology is obscure. It involves the aorta and its main branches. The typical lesions are represented by obliteration and aneurysmatic dilatation of arteries and ostial stenosis. We report a case of a 51-year-old women with Takayasu arteritis and coronary disease, complaining from angina pectoris CCS class IV. The patient underwent successful angioplasty of LAD. During 6-month follow-up she remained asymptomatic. Various therapeutic options of revascularization are reviewed.

Abstract

Abstract: Takayasu arteritis is a rare, inflammatory disease affecting mainly young women and is more prevalent in Asia and Latin America. Its etiology is obscure. It involves the aorta and its main branches. The typical lesions are represented by obliteration and aneurysmatic dilatation of arteries and ostial stenosis. We report a case of a 51-year-old women with Takayasu arteritis and coronary disease, complaining from angina pectoris CCS class IV. The patient underwent successful angioplasty of LAD. During 6-month follow-up she remained asymptomatic. Various therapeutic options of revascularization are reviewed.
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Keywords

takayasu arteritis - atherosclerosis - coronary angioplasty

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Title

Successful angioplasty of the left anterior descending artery in a woman with Takayasu arteritis and associated coronary disease

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 61, No 9 (2004)

Pages

265-267

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;61(9):265-267.

Keywords

takayasu arteritis - atherosclerosis - coronary angioplasty

Authors

Marta Obremska
Karol Początek
Arkadiusz Derkacz
Dariusz Biały
Agnieszka Magott-Derkacz
Przemysław Nowicki
Rafał Poręba

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