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Intercoronary continuity between the right and circumflex coronary arteries causing myocardial ischemia.
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PMID:  21983768     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intercoronary continuity refers to a bidirectional flow in patients with normal coronary arteries. Although such connections have been proposed to have a protective role against potential obstructive coronary artery disease, their functional significance is unclear. We report on a 53-year-old woman who presented with typical chest pain. Exercise myocardial perfusion imaging revealed perfusion defects involving the basal regions of the inferior and inferoseptal walls. Coronary angiography showed an intercoronary continuity between the right coronary artery and circumflex artery. Following institution of medical therapy, the patient's complaint improved and she had no complaint during one-year follow-up. This is the first reported case in which an intercoronary continuity was associated with myocardial ischemia.
Taner Ulus; Bülent Görenek; Hüseyin Uğur Yazıcı; Hande Ozduman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği arşivi : Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin yayın organıdır     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1016-5169     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  2011-12-16     Revised Date:  2012-09-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9426239     Medline TA:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  576-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty of Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  radiography
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia / diagnosis*,  physiopathology,  radiography
Comment In:
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2012 Mar;40(2):201; author reply 201-2   [PMID:  22710600 ]

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