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Infected pseudoaneurysm of the left anterior descending artery
  1. Ashish Madkaiker,
  2. Neethu Krishna,
  3. Natarajan Kumaraswamy,
  4. Praveen Varma
  1. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Cochin, Kerala, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ashish Madkaiker, ashishmadkaiker{at}


Primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) with the insertion of a stent is a well-established procedure for management of coronary artery disease. Infected pseudoaneurysms following PTCA and stenting are very rare and have poor outcomes if not managed properly. We are presenting a case of a man aged 50 years with infected pseudoaneurysm of the left anterior descending artery following multiple percutaneous interventions for coronary artery disease. In this paper, we have described the presentation, diagnosis and management of this patient and have discussed the aetiology and management options of infected pseudoaneurysm affecting coronary arteries.

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  • Contributors AM was the first assistant for the surgery, involved with preoperative and postoperative management of this patient, prepared the design and drafted all sections of the manuscript. NeK helped the study team for the development of manuscript design, acquisition of the data and collected the related articles for preparing the manuscript. PV performed the surgery and approved the final version of the manuscript submitted. NaK reviewed the manuscript and provided necessary inputs.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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