An accordion phenomenon developed after stenting in a patient with acute myocardial infarction

Weon Kim, Myung Ho Jeong, Sang Rok Lee, Sang Yeob Lim, Young Joon Hong, Young Keun Ahn, Jung Chaee Kang

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Straightening and mechanical alteration of the geometry and curvature of tortuous vessel by a stiff guide-wire sometimes results in invagination and shortening of the vessel wall, which has been recognized as the "accordion phenomenon". Long stent may straighten out a tortuous arterial segment. We present the first described unique case of the accordion phenomenon which developed in totally occluded coronary artery in acute myocardial infarction after the long stent implantation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 8
Externally publishedYes



  • Accordion effect
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Stent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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