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School of Medicine


Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


Injury of the left circumflex coronary artery is a potentially serious complication of mitral valve surgery due to the proximity of the vessel to the posterior segment of the mitral annulus. Suture-related distortion of the artery with partial or subtotal occlusion is the most commonly implicated mechanism. Herein, we present a case of symptomatic iatrogenic circumflex coronary artery stenosis following mitral valve annuloplasty for degenerative mitral valve regurgitation.

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Busu T, Alqahtani F, Kawsara A, et al. (September 12, 2017) Iatrogenic Circumflex Artery Stenosis Following Mitral Valve Repair. Cureus 9(9): e1680. doi:10.7759/cureus.1680



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