CC BY 4.0 · Aorta 2019; 07(05): 147-149
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3401020
Images in Aortic Disease
Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

A Large, Severely Obstructive, Calcified Mass in the Midsegment of Aortic Arch

1  Department of Cardiology, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania
2  West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
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1  Department of Cardiology, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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1  Department of Cardiology, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3  Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania
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James A. Burke
1  Department of Cardiology, Lehigh Valley Hospital Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania
› Author Affiliations
Funding None.
Further Information

Publication History

27 March 2018

03 November 2019

Publication Date:
04 February 2020 (online)

  

Abstract

Severe obstructive lesions in the aortic arch are rare. Crossing such lesions poses additional challenges in patients who require cardiac catheterizations. Oftentimes, specialized catheters are required to negotiate the lesion. Herein, we are reporting a series of case images that illustrate a severe lesion in the aortic arch during coronary angiography.