Author + information
- aUniversity Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
- bAndreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center and Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Farshad Forouzandeh, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 11100 Euclid Ave, Mailstop LKS 5038, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
After an unsuccessful left internal mammary artery (LIMA) to left anterior descending percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in an outside hospital, a patient presented with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. The patient was found to have LIMA occlusion and underwent a second PCI. However, there was a residual disruption of LIMA, subsequently, the patient was found to have complete LIMA recanalization, which emphasized the self-reparative nature of LIMA. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)
Both authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received April 11, 2019.
- Revision received May 18, 2019.
- Accepted May 23, 2019.