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Treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis with a drug eluting stent in a heart transplant patient with allograft vasculopathy
  1. G Matos,
  2. L Steen,
  3. F Leya
  1. Department of Cardiology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Gabor F Matos
    Department of Cardiology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2130 South First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153, USA;


High risk angioplasty with drug eluting stent placement into an unprotected left main coronary artery in a heart transplant recipient with allograft vasculopathy is reported. Ten month angiographic follow up is reported. The literature is reviewed and current methods of revascularisation are described in detail. This is the first report of drug eluting stent use in this clinical situation.

  • allograft vasculopathy
  • angioplasty
  • complication
  • drug eluting stent
  • heart transplant recipient

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  • The authors have no competing interest, and they have nothing to disclose. Written informed consent was obtained from the patient. The manuscript strictly adheres to the ethics committee guidelines.

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