Strategies for the palliation of severe unprotected left main coronary artery disease: Use of newer technologies

Karl Foster‐Smith, Kirk N. Garratt, Boris D. Núñez, Michael D. Hibbard, David Holmes

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Angioplasty of unprotected left main coronary artery lesions is associated with high procedural and late mortalities. We describe the successful use of rotational coronary atherectomy with prophylactic supportive measures in the management of a heavily calcified unprotected left main lesion. This report demonstrates that high‐risk lesions, previously regarded as unapproachable, may be safely treated with newer technologies. © 1995 Wiley‐Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-367
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995



  • atherectomy
  • coronary atherosclerosis
  • left main artery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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