Revascularization of malignant coronary instent restenosis resulting from Takayasu's arteritis using sirolimus-eluting stents

Hidetsugu Sakai, Naotsugu Oyama, Noriaki Kishimoto, Masashige Takahashi, Kazushi Urasawa, Hiroyuki Tsutsui

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Abstract

A 37 year-old female who had suffered from arteritis for 20 years underwent a Bentall operation. Since severe stenosis was observed in her left main coronary artery (LMCA) the following year, a minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) operation was performed. Unfortunately, she again complained of angina about 6 months after the second surgery and coronary angiography (CAG) revealed that her left internal thoracic artery graft was totally occluded. Although a 4.0 × 15 mm S670 stent was placed in her LMCA, the LMCA restenosed every 3 months and she underwent reintervention 8 times. We placed 2 sirolimus-eluting stents for treating the LMCA using the culottes stenting technique. CAG 6 months after the index procedure showed no stenosis at her LMCA. Sirolimus-eluting stents were effective for treating stenosis resulting from arteritis as well as that caused by atherosclerosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-801
Number of pages7
JournalInternational heart journal
Volume47
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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