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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2012; 3(4):329
    CLINICAL CASE REPORT BASED STUDY | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.102725

    Typical coronary artery aneurysm exactly within drug-eluting stent implantation region in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis


    Ying Zheng, Jing-yuan Mao

    Cardiovascular Department of the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nankai District, Tianjin, China.


    The information presented comes from a case report concerning a left anterior descending coronary artery aneurysm (CAA). The typical “zig-zag” phenomenon, developed exactly within the segment of the sirolimus-eluting stent (SES), and in the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). The patient had a previous history of rheumatoid arthritis. We speculated that the CAA could be related to the vascular inflammatory reaction caused by the rheumatoid arthritis and the drug-eluting stent implantation.

    Key words: Coronary artery aneurysm, rheumatiod arthritis, sirolimus -eluting stent.