Clinical introduction A 42-year-old woman presented with anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction. Urgent coronary angiography revealed tapering then occlusion of the distal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery with no flow in the distal LAD (figure 1A). Balloon angioplasty with a 2.0×8 mm balloon re-established flow into the distal LAD. An angiogram of the right external iliac artery was also performed (figure 1B).
Question Which of the following explains the abnormal appearance of the external iliac artery (figure 1B)?
- acute coronary syndromes
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