Left anterior descending coronary artery spasm and “accordion effect” mimicking coronary artery dissection.
We present an illustrative case report of the mid-vessel left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery spasm, which has been enhanced by straightening of the tortuous LAD segment with a guidewire (“accordion effect”) thus resistant to intracoronary nitroglycerine and mimicking a coronary artery dissection. Dynamic appearance of this iatrogenic pseudo-lesion upon administration of intracoronary nitrates and recognition of these angiographic phenomena prevented from unnecessary further intervention.
Correspondence to Z. Valuckienė Department of Cardiology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Eivenių 2, 50161 Kaunas, Lithuania. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 1 March 2014, accepted 7 October 2014, available online 29 October 2014.