Stenting With Intravenous Abciximab Infusion for the Treatment of Left Main Coronary Artery Thrombosis During Coronary Angioplasty
Donghoon Choi ; Yangsoo Jang ; Seung Yun Cho ; Won Heum Shim ; Ki Hyun Byun ; Seung-Hyuck Choi ; Byoung-Kwon Lee
Journal of Invasive Cardiology, Vol.13(2) : 107~110, 2001
Journal of Invasive Cardiology
A 67-year-old female patient complained of exertional precordial chest pain with radiation to the left shoulder occurring over a two-month period. An acute non-Q wave anterior myocardial infarction was diagnosed. On the third day of admission, coronary angiography revealed two-vessel disease with 73% luminal narrowing of the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery and 50% luminal narrowing of the mid-right coronary artery. The initial attempt to implant a NIR stent (Boston Scientific/Scimed, Inc., Maple Grove, Minnesota) was unsuccessful. We report on the successful rescue implantation of two MAC (Maximum Arterial re-Creation) stents (Advanced Medical Technologies, Germany), in conjunction with the infusion of abciximab for the treatment of an abrupt closure due to thrombus of the left main coronary artery.