Resolution of congestive failure, mitral regurgitation, and angina after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty of triple vessel disease

Howard B. Reinfeld, Philip Samet, Frank J. Hildner

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Abstract

Congestive heart failure, unstable angina, and moderate mitral regurgitation improved after double-vessel angioplasty in a 41-year-old woman who was considered inoperable because of high risk of bypass surgery. With the concomitant use of balloon counterpulsation, angioplasty reduced the cross-sectional stenosis in the left anterior descending coronary artery from 98 to 20% and in the left circumflex coronary artery from 90 to 0%. The right coronary artery was completely occluded and angioplasty was not attempted. The ejection fraction was 17% prior to angioplasty and 50% 2 months later at follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

Keywords

  • angina
  • angioplasty
  • congestive heart failure
  • intra‐aortic balloon counterpulsation
  • mitral regurgitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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