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Giant coronary artery aneurysm causing superior vena cava syndrome and congestive heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16996889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery aneurysms are defined as localized coronary artery dilations >1.5 times the diameter of the adjacent segments. In adults, they are commonly of atherosclerotic origin and are usually asymptomatic. This is the first case report of a coronary artery aneurysm causing superior vena cava syndrome and heart failure. Chest x-ray showed cardiomegaly, and transthoracic echocardiography showed a mass that was confirmed by transesophageal echocardiography, computed tomography, and coronary angiography. In conclusion, giant coronary artery aneurysms can cause superior vena cava syndrome.
Gautam Kumar; Barry L Karon; William D Edwards; Francisco J Puga; Kyle W Klarich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2006-08-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2006 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-25     Completed Date:  2006-11-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  986-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  surgery
Fatal Outcome
Heart Failure / etiology*,  surgery
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome / etiology*,  surgery

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