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January 2013: 68-Year-Old Male With Multiple CAD Risk Factors, CCS Class III Angina and Low Risk MPI Presented on 12/28/12
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Samin K. Sharma, MD

Annapoorna S. Kini, MD

Sameer K. Mehta, MD


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Case Overview

68-year-old male with multiple CAD risk factors, CCS Class III angina and low risk MPI presented on 12/28/12. Cath revealed 3 vessel and left main disease and hyperkinetic LV function (SYNTAX score 33). Patient had a heart team consultation and CABG was strongly recommended but declined by the patient. The patient is now scheduled for complex high-risk PCI of unprotected left main bifurcation.

Program Information

Learner Objectives

After watching the case, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss the rationale for choice of access site in performing percutaneous coronary intervention. 
  • Detail considerations for stent selection. 
  • Discuss choice of antiplatelet therapy. 
  • Demonstrate the application of large, randomized drug-eluting stent clinical trials results within an interventional clinical practice.

Target Audience

Cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, fellows, and cardiovascular technicians.