Percutaneous intervention for unprotected left main disease prior to explantation of a left ventricular assist device

Samuel M. Butman, Karen Jamison, Marvin Slepian, Nancy Edling, Francisco Arabia, Jack G. Copeland

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Percutaneous coronary intervention of unprotected left main coronary arterial disease is an alternative to surgical revascularization in selected patients. In this report, a patient with an implanted left ventricular assist device (LVAD) underwent successful coronary intervention prior to its planned removal. The implanted LVAD clearly assisted the technical performance of the intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-474
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003



  • Assist device
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Left main

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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