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Cardiology: Interventional Cardiology

Case #2

A 68 year old, female patient was diagnosed with coronary artery disease, hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Detailed options and alternatives to therapy were discussed. The patient requested percutaneous revascularization.

Pre-procedure, the patient showed an 80% blockage in the left main artery of the heart. Post-procedure, the blockage was relieved and reduced to zero percent.

Percutaneous revascularization of the left main coronary artery was performed. To stent the left main artery, a kissing stent technique was used where two stents are placed in the blockage to prevent plaque shifting and also open up blockages in the end of the left main and openings of the two major arteries.

The angiogram above shows the left main artery which demonstrates an 80% blockage. 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 left main artery. The blue circle outlines the blockage which has been relieved and reduced to zero percent.






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