Rotational atherectomy for calcified coronary stenosis in elderly patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction: Three case reports

Masao Takemoto, Yoshisato Shibata, Ken Ichi Eshima, Yasushi Mukai, Shujiro Inoue, Yoji Sagara, Tetsuya Matoba, Hideo Tada, Kenji Sunagawa

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Abstract

Rotational atherectomy (ROTA) is an effective modality of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for calcified coronary stenoses. However, the manufacture dose not recommend the use of ROTA in patients with severe left ventricular (LV) dysfunction, especially with a LV ejection fraction of less than 30%. We experienced 3 elderly patients with severe LV dysfunction and an EF of less than 25%, who underwent ROTA for coronary calcified stenoses without any complications while taking appropriate measures before and during the PCI, and ultimately obtained excellent clinical courses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Volume24
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 18 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Takemoto, M., Shibata, Y., Eshima, K. I., Mukai, Y., Inoue, S., Sagara, Y., Matoba, T., Tada, H., & Sunagawa, K. (2009). Rotational atherectomy for calcified coronary stenosis in elderly patients with severe left ventricular dysfunction: Three case reports. Japanese Journal of Interventional Cardiology, 24(2), 141-147.