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Cardiology: Interventional Cardiology

Case #1

A 74 year old, male patient was diagnosed with coronary artery disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. The patient also presented acute coronary syndrome and showed significant blockage of the left main coronary artery. The high risk nature of where the blockage was located was discussed and the patient decided to proceed with high risk percutaneous revascularization.  

Pre-procedure, the patient showed a 99% blockage in the mid-segment of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Post-procedure, the blockage was relieved and reduced to zero percent.

The angiogram above shows the left main coronary artery which is 99% blocked. 
After the procedure, the blockages were cleared and reduced to zero percent.

Pre-Procedure (Before) Post-Procedure (After)
The blue circle outlines the blockage in the mid-segment of the left main artery. The blue circle outlines the blockage which has been relieved and reduced to zero percent.






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