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Imaging of coronary artery anomalies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20705168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery anomalies (CAA) are uncommon congenital variations in coronary anatomy, occurring in 0.2% to 1.2% of the general population, the majority of which are detected incidentally and have little clinical significance. A minority of CAA, primarily due to an interarterial course, is clinically significant, and may present with symptoms of myocardial ischemia, malignant ventricular arrhythmias, and even sudden cardiac death. Until recently, CAA were primarily detected at catheter coronary angiography. With recent advances in multidetector computed tomography (CT) technology and the use of electrocardiographic gating, coronary CT angiography provides an exquisite omnidimensional display of the anomalous coronary arteries and their relation to the adjacent structures noninvasively, and is the diagnostic test of choice. Understanding CAA morphology and clinical significance of CAA is important for establishing a diagnosis, and is essential for appropriate patient management and treatment planning.
Baskaran Sundaram; Renee Kreml; Smita Patel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiologic clinics of North America     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1557-8275     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-13     Completed Date:  2010-09-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123703     Medline TA:  Radiol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  711-27     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology, Cardiovascular Center, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, 48109-5868, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Angiography / methods*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / embryology,  epidemiology,  radiography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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