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J Invasive Cardiol. 2018 Feb;30(2):E18-E19.

Coronary Artery Straightening Causing Acute Severe Mitral Regurgitation.

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Andreas Gruentzig Cardiovascular Center, 1364 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322 USA.


A 79-year-old woman had an atretic LIMA to LAD but without significant LAD stenosis, patent SVG to OM1, patent SVG to RCA, and severe tandem lesions in a very tortuous LCX for which she underwent PCI. Placement of a BMW coronary guidewire into the LCX resulted in the straightening of the vessel.

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