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Coronary Artery Disease
Idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis with involvement of the pulmonary vessels and left main coronary artery†
Article first published online: 8 DEC 2011
Copyright © 2011 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 79, Issue 6, pages 1019–1022, 1 May 2012
How to Cite
Chang, S.-H., Shih, C.-W. and Lei, M.-H. (2012), Idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis with involvement of the pulmonary vessels and left main coronary artery. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 79: 1019–1022. doi: 10.1002/ccd.23154
- Issue published online: 17 APR 2012
- Article first published online: 8 DEC 2011
- Accepted manuscript online: 3 MAY 2011 02:16PM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 19 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 17 MAR 2011
- percutaneous coronary intervention;
- left main coronary disease;
Idiopathic mediastinal fibrosis (IMF) is an uncommon clinical condition and the manifestations of this disease vary from a relatively benign disorder with minor symptoms to severe pulmonary vascular occlusion leading to mortality, commonly presenting a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Here, we present the case of a Taiwanese woman with obstruction of the left pulmonary veins and artery and stenosis of the left main coronary artery (LMCA) resulting from IMF. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of IMF successfully treated with percutaneous balloon angioplasty with stent placement for the LMCA stenosis. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.