Coronary stent implantation in a septal perforator artery: case report and review of the literature.
Septal perforator arteries play an important role in the blood supply of the anterior interventricular septum. Their intramyocardial course makes them inaccessible for coronary bypass revascularization. Although modern catheter-based techniques might be superior to coronary bypass grafting in offering the most complete revascularization in selected patient populations, a systematic review of the literature revealed a paucity of data regarding the outcome of these patients. The present report describes coronary stent implantation in a dominant septal perforator artery and the analysis of the anatomic relationship between the stent and the intraventricular septum using a new imaging technique, catheter-based intracardiac ultrasound.
|Keywords||*Coronary Vessels, *Stents, Arteries, Echocardiography/methods, Heart Septum, Humans, Male, Middle Aged|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1253/jcj.64.802, hdl.handle.net/1765/4865|
Regar, E.S., Kozuma, K., Ligthart, J.M.R., Carlier, S.G., Serruys, P.W.J.C., & de Vries, A.. (2000). Coronary stent implantation in a septal perforator artery: case report and review of the literature.. Japanese Circulation Journal, 64(10), 802–804. doi:10.1253/jcj.64.802