Successful percutaneous management of occluded "woven" coronary artery: a case report


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Tasal A., Bacaksiz A., Erdogan E., KÜÇÜKDURMAZ Z.

POSTEPY W KARDIOLOGII INTERWENCYJNEJ, vol.8, no.2, pp.168-172, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/pwki.2012.29660
  • Title of Journal : POSTEPY W KARDIOLOGII INTERWENCYJNEJ
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-172

Abstract

"Woven" coronary artery is an uncommon anomaly characterized by the branching of a major epicardial artery into thin channels, which then merge again in order to form the main lumen. Although it is accepted as a benign condition, reduced coronary blood flow and increased shear stress in the narrow braid segments may accelerate atherosclerosis and predispose to the formation of intracoronary thrombus. We describe a 60-year-old man with "woven" left anterior descending and circumflex (Cx) arteries. He had ischemic symptoms due to occlusion in the woven Cx and percutaneous coronary intervention was performed successfully.