Multivessel coronary artery ectasia and severe calcification in a patient with pheochromocytoma: A case report

Daokuo Yao, Xiangyu Gao, Huiqiang Zhao, Hui Chen, Le xin Wang

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Abstract

Multivessel coronary artery ectasia with severe calcification is rare among patients with coronary artery disease. A 74-year-old Chinese woman suffered from acute myocardial infarction on a background of 50 years of poorly controlled hypertension secondary to pheochromocytoma, which was surgically removed in June 2012 prior to the presentation. Coronary angiography revealed total occlusion of the proximal left anterior descending artery, and multiple ectasias with severe calcification in the left main, circumflex and right coronary artery. After an aspiration thrombectomyandballoonangioplasty,grade 3coronaryflowwas restoredin theleft descendingcoronaryartery.No cardiac events were found in the 12-month follow-up. We conclude that multivessel coronary artery ectasia and severe calcification may be present in patients with a long-standing history of hypertension secondary to pheochromocytoma
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Biomedical Research
Volume33
Issue number1
Early online date26 Jul 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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