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'Missing' coronary arteries at urgent coronary angiography for ST-elevation myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20093948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery anomalies are a rare and often occasional finding at coronary angiography. When patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergo angiography preliminary to a primary percutaneous coronary intervention, a 'missing' coronary artery is usually ascribed to the culprit occluded vessel.Two patients with inferior STEMI were admitted to our cath lab for a primary percutaneous coronary intervention; in both cases an anomalous origin of the left coronary system--partially in one, entirely in the another--from the opposite sinus was documented at urgent angiography. The knowledge and the identification of coronary artery anomalies have extreme clinical relevance in urgent angiography for STEMI patients.
Marco Zimarino; Luca Barnabei; Raffaele De Caterina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-25     Completed Date:  2010-12-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  754-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Cardiology and Center of Excellence on Aging, G d'Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / instrumentation
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Stenosis / complications,  radiography*,  therapy
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / etiology,  radiography*,  therapy
Treatment Outcome

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