[The placement of a Wiktor stent for the treatment of vasospastic angina: a case report].

 1997 Nov;50(11):808-11.

[The placement of a Wiktor stent for the treat
ment of vasospastic angina: a case report].

[Article in Spanish]
 

Abstract

A 46-year-old male with a fixed stenosis in the mid-segment of the left anterior descending artery underwent balloon angioplasty. The procedure included the placement of two Wiktor stents because of severe dissection. Five months later he complained of Prinzmetal angina with ST elevation in the anterior wall. A metilergobasine test during the coronary arteriogram showed a discrete, severe spasm on the proximal segment of the left anterior descending artery. Because of a lack of symptomatic improvement with high-dose nitrates and calcium blockers, a Wiktor coronary stent was successfully implanted in the proximal left anterior descending artery, resulting in complete relief of the angina.