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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 79-81

A Challenging Case of Bifurcation Lesion in Left Anterior Descending Artery: Managed Successfully with Everolimus-Eluting Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold and Kissing Balloon Technique under Optical Coherence Tomography Guidance

1 Department of Cardiology, Sunshine Heart Institute, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2 Department of Clinical Research and Medical Writing, Sahajanand Medical Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Surat, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Sridhar Kasturi
Department of Cardiology, Sunshine Heart Institute, Paradise SD Road, Secunderabad - 500 003, Hyderabad, Telangana
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-449X.157280

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A 54-year-old Indian male patient was presented to our hospital with the complaints of chest pain since 1-day prior to admission. He was diagnosed, elsewhere, with anterior-wall myocardial infarction and was treated with tenecteplase. Subsequently, he was referred to us for the management of postinfarction angina. He was a known case of hypertension and had no family history of coronary artery disease. Echocardiogram demonstrated hypokinesia of anterolateral wall with normal left ventricular function. Angiography revealed a single vessel disease-99% stenosis in the mid-segment of left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery with significant narrowing at the proximal site of diagonal 1 (D1) branch. An optical coherence tomography-guided percutaneous coronary intervention to the LAD-D1 bifurcation lesion was performed successfully using ABSORB bioresorbable vascular scaffold (Abbott Vascular, USA) and kissing balloon angioplasty. No postprocedural complication was observed and the patient was discharged the next day. Clinical evaluation at 1-year follow-up was satisfactory.

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