Mycotic Aneurysm of the Left Coronary Artery

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Abstract

We report a 24-year-old man with mitral valve endocarditis complicated by acute myocardial infarction due to coronary embolism. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty and subsequent mitral valve replacement were performed. Postoperative coronary angiography revealed formation of a mycotic aneurysm of the left anterior descending coronary artery at the site of balloon inflation. The patient then underwent successful resection of the aneurysm with coronary artery bypass grafting.

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