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Computed tomography angiography is an excellent tool for the diagnosis of congenital coronary artery anomalies: a report of 2 cases.
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PMID:  17284399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital coronary artery anomalies are sporadically discovered in patients undergoing coronary angiography and in autopsy series. Although most anomalies are clinically insignificant, some may become causes of cardiovascular morbidities and mortality. Diagnosis is commonly made with conventional coronary artery angiography. The current development of modern cardiac computed tomography allows less invasive imaging of the coronary arteries and might provide additional anatomical and morphological information. Herein, we report our experience with computed tomography coronary angiography, describing 2 clinical cases of patients with symptomatic congenital coronary artery anomalies requiring cardiac surgery.
Parwis B Rahmanian; Javier G Castillo; Sacha Salzberg; Javier Sanz; Farzan Filsoufi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-07     Completed Date:  2007-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E99-E101     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York 10028, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chest Pain / diagnosis,  etiology
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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