Coronary artery stent mimicking intracardiac thrombus on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging due to signal loss: case report

Abbas Ali Qayyum, Niels Grove Vejlstrup, Kiril Aleksov Ahtarovski, Klaus Fuglsang Kofoed, Jens Kastrup

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    Abstract

    Since the introduction of percutaneous coronary intervention for coronary artery disease, thousands of patients have been treated with the implantation of coronary stents. Moreover, several of the patients with coronary stent undergo cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging every year. This case report is of a 77-year-old man who was previously treated with the implantation of a coronary stent in the left circumflex artery. He underwent CMR imaging, which revealed a process 14×21 mm in the left atrium. Cardiac contrast computed tomography did not demonstrate any cardiac pathology. While the signal loss on MRI associated with implanted metallic devices is known, we report a case where an implanted coronary stent in the left circumflex artery led to an intracardiac signal loss mimicking intracardiac thrombus/tumor.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging
    Volume30
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)889-92
    Number of pages4
    ISSN0730-725X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Aged
    • Artifacts
    • Coronary Vessels
    • Diagnosis, Differential
    • Heart Atria
    • Heart Diseases
    • Humans
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    • Male
    • Metals
    • Stents
    • Thrombosis

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