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You are here: Contents > 2016 > Volume 25 Number 4 July 2016 > CASE REPORTS > Right Coronary Artery and Left Anterior Descending Artery Occlusion after Aortic Valve Replacement

Right Coronary Artery and Left Anterior Descending Artery Occlusion after Aortic Valve Replacement

Sofoklis Mitsos1,2, Saina Attaran1, Anthony C. De Souza1

1Royal Brompton Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Sydney Street, London, UK
2Electronic correspondence: sophocmit@yahoo.gr
Coronary artery stenosis is a potentially life-threatening complication after heart valve surgery. The details are presented of a patient with unobstructed coronary arteries, who underwent routine aortic valve replacement and developed dissection of the right coronary artery (RCA) on the third postoperative day, and occlusion of the left  anterior descending (LAD) artery one month after surgery. This complication required prompt clinical recognition and diagnosis by repeat coronary angiography, and a rapid intervention with coronary artery bypass grafting or with angioplasty and stenting.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2016;25:504-507


Right Coronary Artery and Left Anterior Descending Artery Occlusion after Aortic Valve Replacement

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