Catastrophic catheter-induced coronary artery vasospasm successfully rescued using intravascular ultrasound imaging guidance

Masaki Kodaira, Ryota Tabei, Toshiki Kuno, Yohei Numasawa

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Abstract

A 46-year-old man underwent coronary angiography for stable angina. He developed inferior ST-segment myocardial infarction during the angiography. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) findings suggested coronary vasospasm. Intracoronary administration of isosorbide dinitrate restored the coronary flow. This case illustrates the essential role IVUS imaging played in establishing the diagnosis of catheter-induced coronary vasospasm.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberbcr-2017-222607
JournalBMJ case reports
Volume2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • clinical diagnostic tests
  • ischaemic heart disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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