Sofoklis Mitsos1,2, Saina Attaran1, Anthony C. De Souza11Royal Brompton Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Sydney Street, London, UK
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|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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