Coronary ostial stenosis.
Symptomatic, nonsyphilitic, acquired coronary ostial stenosis is a rare angiographic finding and was found in 0.13% of 3000 coronary angiograms. Three females with this lesion have been treated surgically. Two had left coronary ostial involvement. Coronary angiography may result in catheter tip occulsion of the ostium with chest pain, dyspnea, diaphoresis, systemic hypotension and abrupt fall in pressure at the catheter tip. Recognition of this entity is necessary for safe coronary angiography. Involvement of the left ostium carries the same serious prognosis as does left main coronary disease.
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