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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 59-61

Intercoronary communication associated with chronic total occlusion: A rare combination

Department of Cardiology, Government Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

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Dr. Kailash Kumar Goyal
Department of Cardiology, Super‑Specialty Block, Government Medical College, Kozhikode - 673 008, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IHJI.IHJI_8_17

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Intercoronary communication (ICC) is a rare coronary artery anomaly which may occur with or without associated obstructive coronary artery disease. Lack of awareness of this entity often leads to them being misinterpreted as functioning collaterals in patients with chronic total occlusion. However, if identified, these vessels may act as an important channel in an attempt to open such vessels through retrograde approach. We herein report a case of ICC associated with chronic total occlusion which was identified following a successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

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