Open Access Letter to Editor Article ID: JCMC-4-143

    Large Thrombotic Coronary Artery Aneurysm Treated With a Covered Stent Using OCT for Procedural Guidance

    Georgina Fuertes Ferre*, Galache Osuna JG, Diarte de Miguel JA and Sánchez Rubio J

    Coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) is an uncommon finding in patients undergoing a coronary angiography, with an incidence of less than 5% [1]. CAA is defined as coronary dilation of more than 1,5 times the adjacent vessel diameter. The majority of CAA in adults are of an atherosclerotic origin [2].

    Treatment of CAA remains challenging. In the past years surgery was the only successful approach of symptomatic CAA associated with coronary artery stenosis. Lately a less aggressive strategy has emerged with the inclusion of covered stents (CS). However the number of reported cases of CS in the treatment of CAA is low.

    Keywords: Coronary artery aneurysm; Covered stent; Optical coherence tomography

    Published on: May 22, 2017 Pages: 23-24

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2976.000043
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