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Case #3

A 52 year old, male patient was diagnosed with coronary artery disease, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. The patient had previous stenting of the left main artery and circumflex. The patient presents progressive disease in the opening (ostium) of the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Surgical options were discussed. The patient decided to proceed with percutaneous revascularization. 
Pre-procedure, the patient showed a blockage in the left anterior descending artery (LAD). Post-procedure, the blockage was relieved and reduced to zero percent.

Pre-Procedure (Before) Post-Procedure (After)
The blue circle outlines the blockage in the left anterior descending artery (LAD). The blue circle outlines the blockage which has been relieved and reduced to zero percent.






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