Successful percutaneous treatment of suspected embolic left main thrombosis in a patient with a mechanical aortic valve

Mitul Patel, Munveer Bhangoo, Anand Prasad

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Abstract

Left main coronary artery thrombosis is a rare but potentially fatal phenomenon. We present the unusual case of total occlusion of the left main coronary artery suspected to be secondary to embolized thrombus from a patient's mechanical, prosthetic aortic valve resulting in an anterior wall ST elevation myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock. The acute interventional management and review of literature of left main thrombosis is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E263-E266
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Volume23
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • PCI
  • STEMI
  • total occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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