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TCTAP C-094 . Presentation


Chen Ting Tan


Chen Ting Tan1, Alan Fong1


Sarawak Heart Centre, Malaysia1,
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Chen Ting Tan1, Alan Fong1

Sarawak Heart Centre, Malaysia1,

Clinical Information

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Relevant Clinical History and Physical Exam

A 43-year-old gentleman, an ex-smoker with underlying double vessel disease and history of PCI to RCA with 2 drug eluting stents (DES) in September 2017. He presented with central chest pain for 4 hours prior to the hospital visit.

Relevant Test Results Prior to Catheterization

ECG showed extensive ST elevation in V2-V5, II, III, aVF. No posterior or right sided involvement. He was treated by thrombolysis (IV Metalyse 10,000U) but was unsuccessful. Therefore, he was treated with rescue PCI.
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Relevant Catheterization Findings

Coronary angiogram showed proximal LAD 90% stenosis and mid RCA 70% stenosis. LMS and LCX normal. Decided PCI to LAD.
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Interventional Management

Procedural Step

After the BMW guidewire crossed the lesion, angiography revealed the “lesion” was a thrombus and it migrated to distal LAD. OCT confirmed plaque rupture with minimum lumen area (MLA) of 4.97mm2. In view of adequate lumen area and angiography TIMI III flow, we decided to leave the lesion without stenting. Thrombo-aspiration over the distal LAD, yielded some thrombus. IV Tirofiban infusion was commenced for 24 hours. Subsequent Echocardiogram showed LVEF 35.2% with RWMA. After completed ACS treatment for 3 days, he was discharged with aspirin and clopidogrel. A re-look angiogram was done at 1 month showed proximal LAD 30% stenosis and OCT confirmed healed plaque ruptured with MLA of 5.38mm2. Clinically, he was well no angina, NYHA Class 1 and had no heart failure symptoms.
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Case Summary

ACS is a leading cause of death worldwide and plaque rupture accounted for nearly two-third of cases. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) enables us to identify the mechanism of ACS, thereby providing precise and personalized therapy. Erosion study has shown that OCT identified plaque erosion will be benefited from antithrombotic therapy alone without stent implantation. In our case, OCT showed plaque rupture with adequate lumen area had late lumen gain at 1 month without stenting. Therefore, not all the plaque rupture is the same and further study is needed to validate this.

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TCTAP 2021 Virtual Apr 12, 2021
Thanks for sharing your report.