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Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery and acute myocardial infarction: Cause or coincidence?
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PMID:  22717294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Congenital coronary artery anomalies are one of the causes of myocardial ischemia and sudden death in the young, mainly during sports. Origin of the right coronary artery from the left anterior descending artery is very rare, with a prevalence of 0.015%, corresponding to 1.2% of all coronary artery anomalies. The authors present the case of a 22-year-old man, with a history of cocaine use, admitted to hospital with a non-ST elevation acute myocardial infarction. Coronary angiography revealed the presence of this rare coronary anomaly and the absence of atherosclerotic luminal stenosis, and so it was assumed to be a type II infarction caused by cocaine-induced vasospasm of the anomalous vessel.
Nuno Antunes; Ana Meireles; Catarina Gomes; Miguel Vieira; Diana Anjo; Mario Santos; Pinheiro Vieira; Isabel Sá; Henrique Carvalho; Severo Torres
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0870-2551     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710716     Medline TA:  Rev Port Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG; POR     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.
Serviço de Cardiologia, Centro Hospitalar do Porto, Porto, Portugal.
Vernacular Title:
Origem anómala da coronária direita e enfarte agudo do miocárdio: causa ou coincidência?
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