Article Text

PDF

Intravascular ultrasound to assess left main stem coronary artery lesion
  1. S W Davies,
  2. S J Winterton,
  3. M T Rothman
  1. Cardiac Department, London Chest Hospital

    Abstract

    A man of 70 underwent coronary arteriography for the assessment of angina. The appearance of the left coronary main stem was slightly abnormal but no definite stenosis could be delineated. Intracoronary ultrasound examination with a 4·8 French intravascular ultrasound probe showed an extensive plaque in the distal left main stem and proximal left anterior descending coronary artery, with a shelf-like projection causing 60% narrowing at one point in the distal left main stem. Since coronary bypass surgery the patient has been free of angina.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.