Atherosclerotic coronary disease may develop even in patients with complex cardiovascular anomalies who reach adult life. Coronary revascularization (surgical or interventional) may present potential difficulties related to the unusual anatomy. We describe two cases of situs viscerum inversus who underwent cardiac catheterization and angiography as adults because of ingravescent angina. The study identified the cardiac relations and connections, and diagnosed severe coronary disease that was successfully treated with coronary angioplasty and stent implantation. The implications of performing such procedures in patients with similar cardiac anomalies are discussed.

Coronary stenting in patients with situs viscerum inversus

Patti G;
1999-01-01

Abstract

Atherosclerotic coronary disease may develop even in patients with complex cardiovascular anomalies who reach adult life. Coronary revascularization (surgical or interventional) may present potential difficulties related to the unusual anatomy. We describe two cases of situs viscerum inversus who underwent cardiac catheterization and angiography as adults because of ingravescent angina. The study identified the cardiac relations and connections, and diagnosed severe coronary disease that was successfully treated with coronary angioplasty and stent implantation. The implications of performing such procedures in patients with similar cardiac anomalies are discussed.
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