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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 8790347, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8790347
Case Report

GuideLiner Catheter Use for Percutaneous Intervention Involving Anomalous Origin of a Single Coronary Trunk Arising from the Ascending Aorta

Department of Internal Medicine, Saitama Citizens Medical Center, Saitama 331-0054, Japan

Received 16 May 2016; Accepted 3 July 2016

Academic Editor: Kuan-Rau Chiou

Copyright © 2016 Mitsunari Matsumoto et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Cases in which an anomalous single coronary trunk arises from the ascending aorta are extremely rare. In percutaneous coronary intervention for the lesion of a coronary artery anomaly, several problems may occur, including selection of a guide catheter, insufficient backup force, and difficulties of stent delivery. The GuideLiner catheter, which is a coaxial guide extension having the advantage of rapid exchange, facilitates coronary intervention for complex lesions. We report a case of angina having a lesion in the left anterior descending artery of a single coronary trunk arising from the ascending aorta. We successfully performed revascularization by using the GuideLiner catheter.