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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Interventional Cardiology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 18 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine