Left main coronary artery ostial stenosis: The role of transoesophageal echocardiography

András Nagy, Ferenc Lakatos, Mária Lengyel

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Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) using colour flow Doppler and intracoronary flow velocity measurements by pulsed Doppler may be helpful in detecting coronary artery disease. We present a case of a middle-aged man in whom left main ostial stenosis was detected by TEE after two non-diagnostic coronary angiographies. The main message of our case is that TEE was performed and was diagnostic after two non-diagnostic coronary angiographies. If ischaemia is confirmed TEE should be performed in cases of negative coronary angiographies to rule out left main ostial stenosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-210
Number of pages2
JournalActa Cardiologica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003


  • Left main coronary artery stenosis
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography

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