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Congenital anomalies of the coronary circulation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15054517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congenital anomalies of the coronary circulation have been associated with significant cardiac consequences, ranging from angina pectoris to sudden death in otherwise healthy individuals, yet neither systematic evidence nor published guidelines exist to guide cardiologists in the care of such patients. Three cases of coronary anomalies that were detected incidentally in the course of routine cardiac catheterization are presented. Although none of the patients presented suffered complications as a direct result of their coronary anomaly, little is known about the long term effects. A significant number of coronary anomalies are discovered incidentally; however, many remain undetected until they lead to a serious cardiac event. Therefore, more studies are needed to determine which congenital coronary anomalies carry serious cardiac risks, and which are relatively benign. This could lead to the development of guidelines for practitioners in the management of such patients.
Joanna L Swinburne; Bruno S Benzaquen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0828-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-31     Completed Date:  2004-04-20     Revised Date:  2008-04-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  353-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications,  diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Comment In:
Can J Cardiol. 2004 Aug;20(10):973-4   [PMID:  15332146 ]

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