Concertina Phenomenon in the Left Anterior Descending Artery: An Unexpected Circumstance in an Unexpected Vessel

  • Mert İlker Hayıroğlu Haydarpaşa Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Tufan Çınar Haydarpaşa Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Ahmet Öz Öz Haydarpaşa Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Muhammed Keskin Haydarpaşa Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
Keywords: Coronary vessels, Coronary angiography, Coronary stenosis

Abstract

The concertina phenomenon is the occurrence of new and transient angiographic series of pseudolesions in a tortuous vessel induced mainly by a stiff guide wire. Here, we describe a 53-year-old man who experienced a concertina effect in the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) during an elective percutaneous coronary intervention. After the diagnosis of the concertina phenomenon in the LAD, a percutaneous coronary intervention was performed following the withdrawal of the soft guide wire to the mid level of the LAD. After the intervention, the patient remained in very good clinical status and was discharged on the third postprocedural day.

Author Biography

Tufan Çınar, Haydarpaşa Sultan Abdülhamid Han Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
CARDIOLOGY

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Published
2018-10-15
How to Cite
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Hayıroğlu M İlker, Çınar T, Öz A Öz, Keskin M. Concertina Phenomenon in the Left Anterior Descending Artery: An Unexpected Circumstance in an Unexpected Vessel. jthc. 13(4):183-5.
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Case Report(s)