Angina in left main coronary artery occlusion by pulmonary artery aneurysm

Marialisa Nesta, Federico Cammertoni, Stefano Marwan Mangini, Christian Colizzi, Piergiorgio Bruno, Massimo Massetti

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A 51-year-old woman with exercise angina and a history of pulmonary artery hypertension related to a previous pulmonary thromboembolism, was referred to our hospital. Computed tomography and coronary angiography showed a 95-mm aneurysm of the main pulmonary artery, which totally occluded the left main coronary artery. After a multidisciplinary evaluation, we recommended heart-lung transplantation, but the patient refused any kind of surgical procedure. Due to the chronic occlusion, stenting of the left main coronary artery was unfeasible. With no other options available, we could only start pulmonary antihypertensive therapy. At the 1-year follow-up, the patient reported relief of her angina.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)216-218
Numero di pagine3
RivistaAsian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017


  • Aneurysm
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Angina pectoris
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Occlusion
  • Coronary disease
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Pulmonary Artery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Pulmonary artery
  • Surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • pulmonary


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