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An 82-year-old man presented for elective coronary angiography. He had recent onset exertional dyspnoea and nitrate-responsive chest pain. ECG showed left bundle branch block; systolic function was preserved at echocardiography.
The left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) had significant ostial stenosis with calcification; the left circumflex (LCX) had critical ostial disease of the predominant atrioventricular vessel, with a severe stenosis of an early marginal branch (panel A). Coronary surgery was discussed but the patient elected to have percutaneous intervention.
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