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Coronary arteries in crisscross heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12959204     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Crisscross heart, or superoinferior ventricles, is a complex and often confusing congenital anomaly. We report a heretofore unreported presentation of "isolated" crisscross heart in situs inversus levocardia, which allows us to more clearly define the typical features of crisscross ventricles. The case of this 41-year-old woman, who had a peculiar coronary anatomy, underscores the concept that coronary artery anatomy is strictly related to the myocardial mass served. In complex congenital heart defects, development of an anterior descending artery is possible (as a primary artery, along with the circumflex and right coronary arteries) only if the ventricular septum develops properly and is aligned with the semilunar valves. We use the present case of crisscross heart to illustrate the spectrum of anomalies that can occur during formation of the cardiac apex; this spectrum ranges from a normal apex, to a diverted apex (as in dextroversion in situs solitus), to a crisscross anomaly.
Paolo Angelini; Alberto Lopez; Roberto Lufschanowski; Margit A Nemeth; Scott D Flamm
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-08     Completed Date:  2004-01-13     Revised Date:  2010-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Adult Cardiology, Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / pathology*,  physiopathology,  radiography*
Crisscross Heart / pathology*,  physiopathology,  radiography*

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