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Coronary arcade: A rare anomaly of the coronary circulation.
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PMID:  24798064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Intercoronary communication or 'coronary arcade' is a rare congenital coronary anomaly. We present the case of a 65-year-old man with atypical chest pain for four months. The 12-lead ECG and echocardiogram were normal. Treadmill exercise testing was interrupted at peak exercise due to consecutive salvos of ventricular premature beats, without significant ST-T changes. Coronary angiography showed no significant coronary stenosis, but a connection between the right coronary and circumflex arteries was observed, consistent with coronary arcade. The functional importance of this variant is not clear, but it may cause myocardial ischemia by coronary steal or function as a natural bypass, in which case it may play a protective role in the myocardium if significant atherosclerosis develops.
Glória Abreu; Sérgio Nabais; Vânia Enes; Jorge Marques; João Costa; Adelino Correia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-2
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:  2174-2030     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Port Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-6     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 © 2013 Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.
Vernacular Title:
Arcada coronária - uma anomalia rara da circulação coronária.
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