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Left circumflex artery injury occurring during mitral valve surgery treated successfully with percutaneous intervention in a high surgical and bleeding risk patient

Published:February 28, 2023DOI:


      Perioperative myocardial infarction is a complication of cardiac surgery, and the cause can be multifactorial. Injury of the left circumflex coronary artery has been described, particularly after mitral valve replacement. We present the case of a 72-year-old woman who underwent mitral valve replacement but developed a lesion in the proximal circumflex coronary artery related to partial mechanical kinking caused by a suture. The therapeutic options are surgical or percutaneous. In this patient, the percutaneous strategy was successful.


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