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Iatrogenic Circumflex Artery Stenosis Following Mitral Valve Repair



Abstract

Injury of the left circumflex coronary artery is a potentially serious complication of mitral valve surgery due to the proximity of the vessel to the posterior segment of the mitral annulus. Suture-related distortion of the artery with partial or subtotal occlusion is the most commonly implicated mechanism. Herein, we present a case of symptomatic iatrogenic circumflex coronary artery stenosis following mitral valve annuloplasty for degenerative mitral valve regurgitation.



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Iatrogenic Circumflex Artery Stenosis Following Mitral Valve Repair


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Tatiana Busu Corresponding Author

Heart and Vascular Institute, West Virginia University / J.w. Ruby Memorial Hospital

Fahad Alqahtani

Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital

Akram Kawsara

Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital

Mohamad Hijazi

Heart and Vascular Institute, WVU Medicine/j.w.ruby Memorial Hospital

Mohamad Alkhouli

Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital


Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.


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Iatrogenic Circumflex Artery Stenosis Following Mitral Valve Repair


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Iatrogenic Circumflex Artery Stenosis Following Mitral Valve Repair

  • Author Information
    Tatiana Busu Corresponding Author

    Heart and Vascular Institute, West Virginia University / J.w. Ruby Memorial Hospital

    Fahad Alqahtani

    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital

    Akram Kawsara

    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital

    Mohamad Hijazi

    Heart and Vascular Institute, WVU Medicine/j.w.ruby Memorial Hospital

    Mohamad Alkhouli

    Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Human subjects: Consent was obtained by all participants in this study. Conflicts of interest: The authors have declared that no conflicts of interest exist.

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    Article Information

    Published: September 12, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1680

    Cite this article as:

    Busu T, Alqahtani F, Kawsara A, et al. (September 12, 2017) Iatrogenic Circumflex Artery Stenosis Following Mitral Valve Repair. Cureus 9(9): e1680. doi:10.7759/cureus.1680

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: August 10, 2017
    Peer review began: August 29, 2017
    Peer review concluded: September 11, 2017
    Published: September 12, 2017

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    Busu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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    This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Injury of the left circumflex coronary artery is a potentially serious complication of mitral valve surgery due to the proximity of the vessel to the posterior segment of the mitral annulus. Suture-related distortion of the artery with partial or subtotal occlusion is the most commonly implicated mechanism. Herein, we present a case of symptomatic iatrogenic circumflex coronary artery stenosis following mitral valve annuloplasty for degenerative mitral valve regurgitation.



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Tatiana Busu, Resident Physician

Heart and Vascular Institute, West Virginia University / J.w. Ruby Memorial Hospital

For correspondence:
tatianabusu@gmail.com

Fahad Alqahtani

Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital

Akram Kawsara

Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital

Mohamad Hijazi

Heart and Vascular Institute, WVU Medicine/j.w.ruby Memorial Hospital

Mohamad Alkhouli, Assistant Professor

Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital

Tatiana Busu, Resident Physician

Heart and Vascular Institute, West Virginia University / J.w. Ruby Memorial Hospital

For correspondence:
tatianabusu@gmail.com

Fahad Alqahtani

Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital

Akram Kawsara

Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital

Mohamad Hijazi

Heart and Vascular Institute, WVU Medicine/j.w.ruby Memorial Hospital

Mohamad Alkhouli, Assistant Professor

Division of Cardiovascular Disease, West Virginia University School of Medicine/Ruby Memorial Hospital