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Optical coherence tomography of longitudinal stent compression

EuroIntervention 2012;8:989. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV8I8A149

Klinik für Kardiologie und Angiologie II, Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg - Bad Krozingen, Germany
Coronary angiography of a 71-year-old male patient with unstable angina revealed subtotal distal left main artery (LMA) stenosis extending into the proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) and 80% obstruction of the origin of the proximal left circumflex artery (LCX). The patient was treated with T-stenting at the bifurcation of the left anterior descending and left circumflex. During the procedure profound longitudinal stent compression was noticed, followed by OCT. (Figure 1) This novel complication is of great concern for operators and has the potential to affect current treatment of ostial lesions.



Figure 1. T-stenting of the bifurcation was scheduled starting with ...

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