JAPANESE CIRCULATION JOURNAL
Online ISSN : 1347-4839
Print ISSN : 0047-1828
ISSN-L : 0047-1828
Case Reports
Coronary Stent Implantation in a Septal Perforator Artery
- Case Report and Review of the Literature -
Evelyn RegarKen KozumaJurgen LigthartStephane G. CarlierArri de VriesPatrick W. Serruys
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2000 Volume 64 Issue 10 Pages 802-804

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Septal perforator arteries play an important role in the blood supply of the anterior interventricular septum. Their intramyocardial course makes them inaccessible for coronary bypass revascularization. Although modern catheter-based techniques might be superior to coronary bypass grafting in offering the most complete revascularization in selected patient populations, a systematic review of the literature revealed a paucity of data regarding the outcome of these patients. The present report describes coronary stent implantation in a dominant septal perforator artery and the analysis of the anatomic relationship between the stent and the intraventricular septum using a new imaging technique, catheter-based intracardiac ultrasound.

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