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.
Digital Commons Citation
Busu, Tatiana; Alqahtani, Fahad; Kawsara, Akram; Hijazi, Mohamad; and Alkhouli, Mohamad, "Iatrogenic Circumflex Artery Stenosis Following Mitral Valve Repair" (2017). Faculty & Staff Scholarship. 1387.
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