IJCM  Vol.5 No.20 , November 2014
Successful Percutaneous Treatment of Coronary Artery Ectasia with Drug-Eluting Stent
Abstract: Coronary artery ectasia is well-known but relatively uncommon finding with prevalence ranging from 1.2% to 5.3%. Coronary artery ectasia has been associated with atherosclerosis in approximately half of the cases. Here, we are presenting a case of male patient who experienced myocardial infarction and was diagnosed with coronary artery ectasia in proximal-mid junction of left anterior descending artery with stenotic lesion. The patient was successfully treated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.
Cite this paper: Shah, B. and Thakkar, A. (2014) Successful Percutaneous Treatment of Coronary Artery Ectasia with Drug-Eluting Stent. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 5, 1265-1268. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2014.520161.

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