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Heart 89:e24 doi:10.1136/heart.89.9.e24
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Emergency coronary stenting of unprotected critical left main coronary artery stenosis in acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock

  1. H McArdle,
  2. M Bhandari,
  3. J Kovac
  1. Department of Cardiology, Glenfield General Hospital, University Hospital Leicester, Leicester, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr J Kovac, Department of Cardiology, Glenfield General Hospital, University Hospital Leicester, Leicester LE3 9QP, UK;
    jan{at}kovac.freeserve.co.uk
  • Accepted 21 May 2003

Abstract

In the setting of acute myocardial infarction (MI) and cardiogenic shock in patients with significant unprotected left main coronary artery (LMCA) disease, treatment options are limited. In this report of a patient presenting in cardiogenic shock secondary to acute MI with critical LMCA stenosis, percutaneous coronary intervention with intra-aortic balloon pump support proved life saving.

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