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Clinical Research in Cardiology

, Volume 99, Issue 9, pp 573–575 | Cite as

Endovascular stent implantation for isolated pulmonary arterial stenosis caused by Takayasu’s arteritis

  • De Li
  • Shuangtao Ma
  • Gang Li
  • Jinsong Chen
  • Bing Tang
  • Xin Zhang
  • Dachun Yang
  • Yongjian Yang
Clinical Correspondence

Sirs,

Takayasu’s arteritis (TA) is an idiopathic large-vessel vasculitis of young adults that causes stenosis and/or aneurysmal dilatation of the aorta and its major branches [1]. Although the pulmonary artery is often (50–80% of cases) involved in TA, the isolated pulmonary TA is really uncommon [2]. We present a case of isolated pulmonary TA, and describe the successful endovascular therapy and prognosis of this rare condition.

Case report

A 40-year-old female presented with a history of progressively increasing dyspnea on exertion for one and a half years. At the time of presentation, she was in New York Heart Association class III. There was nothing remarkable in her routine blood-sample tests other than mildly increased C-reactive protein (CRP) (3.0 mg/dL) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) (22 mm at the first hour). Rheumatoid factor and antinuclear antibody were both negative. Chest X-ray films showed no marked abnormality. Electrocardiogram showed no axis deviation....

Keywords

Pulmonary Artery Balloon Angioplasty Residual Stenosis Pulmonary Artery Stenosis Bendazol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • De Li
    • 1
  • Shuangtao Ma
    • 1
  • Gang Li
    • 1
  • Jinsong Chen
    • 1
  • Bing Tang
    • 1
  • Xin Zhang
    • 1
  • Dachun Yang
    • 1
  • Yongjian Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyGeneral Hospital of PLA Chengdu Military Area CommandChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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