Spontaneous plaque rupture and thrombus formation in the left main coronary artery documented by intravascular ultrasound.
- Author(s): Park, JB
- Tobis, JM
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1002/(SICI)1097-0304(199704)40:4<358::AID-CCD7>3.0.CO;2-8
This case documents the finding of a spontaneous plaque rupture with thrombus formation in the left main coronary artery of a patient who presented with an infarction of the circumflex artery. This serendipitous observation supports the hypothesis that spontaneous plaque ruptures occur sporadically and do not necessarily lead to occlusion.
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