Prolonged catheter-induced coronary artery spasm mimicking fixed stenosis

Reuben Ilia*, Carlos Cafri, Jamal Jafari, Jean Marc Weinstein, Akram Abu-Ful, Alexander Battler

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Two cases of prolonged catheter-induced right coronary artery spasm, mimicking fixed stenoses, are presented. In one case, the spasm appeared at the same place in sequential catheterizations. This anglographic finding may be easily misinterpreted as a fixed lesion, leading to unnecessary attempts at angioplasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • artery
  • catheter-induced
  • coronary
  • spasm


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