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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 118-121

Medical angioplasty for iatrogenic malignant coronary atherosclerosis

1 Dr. Kunhali's Heart Care Center, Calicut, Kerala, India
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Robin George Manappallil
Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut - 673 004, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2250-3528.209382

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The prevalence of coronary artery disease has drastically increased worldwide. The current guidelines recommend optimized medical therapy as the first-line treatment for stable angina; with revascularization reserved for those whose symptoms persist or progress despite intensive medical therapy. However, in the present world, many patients undergo revascularization as the first-line treatment, despite these recommendations. We report the case of a young obese female with stable angina, who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention for single vessel disease. Her symptoms aggravated post-procedure and was later found to have a lesion in the left main coronary artery (LMCA) causing 80% stenosis. In view of significant LMCA disease, she was advised revascularization but was not willing for the same. Hence, she was treated with optimal medical therapy and therapeutic lifestyle changes, which completely resolved her symptoms.

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