A 49-year-old man presented with chest pain. The patient had diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and had undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery the year prior. Non ST-elevation myocardial infarction was diagnosed. The patient was sent for a coronary angiogram that showed a permeable graft and two significant lesions of the marginal arteries that were treated with balloon angioplasty. During the procedure, the workhorse guidewire’s tip spontaneously took the beautiful shape of a beating heart (Figure/Video 1). This picture reminds us of the little wonders that we still can see in our everyday practice, even in this time of a pandemic — but only if we are looking for them.
1Resident; 2Attending; 3Head of Department, Brugmann University Hospital, Cardiology
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