Isolated bilateral coronary ostial stenosis--an uncommon presentation of aortoarteritis

Int J Cardiol. 2007 Jan 18;114(3):e126-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.07.220. Epub 2006 Nov 7.


Aortoarteritis presenting with isolated bilateral coronary artery ostial stenosis is a serious but rare condition. This letter emphasizes on a very atypical presentation of aortoarteritis and also distinct but unusual form of angiographic findings involving total occlusion of left main coronary artery from the ostium and tight ostial right coronary artery stenosis that had a fulminant disease course.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Letter

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aortitis / diagnosis*
  • Aortitis / surgery
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Coronary Stenosis / diagnosis*
  • Coronary Stenosis / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electrocardiography
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Takayasu Arteritis / diagnosis*
  • Takayasu Arteritis / surgery