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The Mount Sinai Hospital

1468 Madison Avenue, New York,
New York 10029

PCI of Heavily Calcified Unprotected Distal LM Lesion using Atherectomy and 2 Stent Approach

LM intervention

86 year-old-male with mechanical aortic valve prosthesis and prior PCI’s of LAD and RCA presented with crescendo leading to rest angina. Cardiac Cath on July 7, 2014 revealed 90% calcific distal left main bifurcation lesion with patent prior stent sites. Echo revealed LVEF 50% and normal functioning aortic prosthesis. CABG recommended but declined due to age and re-do surgery. Patient is now planned for PCI of heavily calcified unprotected distal left main lesion, using atherectomy and two stent strategies and possible IABP assist.


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