Apparently normal LV strain with occluded LAD
A case of 3-vessel coronary artery disease and occluded LAD with normal global but abnormal segmental LV longitudinal strain
June 6, 2022
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- Coronary artery disease
- LV longitudinal global and segmental strain
- LV systolic function
A 48-year-old male patient(BSA= 1.5 m2) was admitted because of typical recurrent effort chest pain for the last 20 days. BP= 120/80 mmHg. HR= 60 bpm on beta-blocker therapy. Normal chest X-ray.
Figures 1 to 4 show the coronary angiographic examination (courtesy of dr. F. Lavarra): moderate stenosis of the right coronary artery (40-50%); mild stenosis of the left main (20-30%); severe stenosis followed by occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery.