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Left main coronary artery arising from right sinus of Valsalva: a rare congenital anomaly associated with distal vasospasm.
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PMID:  21594846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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A 50 year-old female patient was admitted to our outpatient clinic with a two year history of chest pain and dyspnoea on exertion. Echocardiography revealed apical hypokinesia with an ejection fraction of 50% on the left ventricle. Coronary angiography revealed that the left main coronary artery was arising from the right sinus of Valsalva and than coursing posterior to the aorta. There were significant stenoses at the proximal right coronary artery (RCA) and the proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD). The RCA lesion disappeared after intracoronary nitroglycerine administration, and the LAD lesion disappeared the next day when the patient was due to undergo percutaneous intervention. Stress myocardial perfusion scintigraphy revealed anteroseptal ischaemia consistent with reversible ischaemia. Kardiol Pol 2011; 69, 5: 505-506.
Authors:
Ertugrul Okuyan; Mustafa Hakan Dinckal
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kardiologia polska     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0022-9032     ISO Abbreviation:  Kardiol Pol     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2011-05-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376352     Medline TA:  Kardiol Pol     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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