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Implantation of a Coronary Sinus Reducer to Treat Refractory Angina in a 38-Year-Old with an Anomalous Left Coronary Artery and No Revascularization Options.


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Implantation of a Coronary Sinus Reducer to Treat Refractory Angina in a 38-Year-Old with an Anomalous Left Coronary Artery and No Revascularization Options.

Cardiology. 2020 Jan 31;:1-4

Authors: Cheng K, de Silva R

Abstract
A 38-year-old female with anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery presented with refractory angina (Canadian Cardiovascular Society [CCS] class 4). Having failed two previous internal mammary artery grafts to the left anterior descending artery and with no percutaneous revascularization options, she underwent coronary sinus reducer implantation, which improved her symptoms (CCS 0), quality of life, and corresponded to an improvement in ischemia on myocardial perfusion scanning. This case report describes an unusual case of refractory angina in the context of congenital heart disease, illustrates the benefit of this novel hourglass-shaped stent in improving ischemia, quality of life, depression and anxiety, and highlights the importance of managing these patients in multidisciplinary teams.

PMID: 32007999 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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