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Percutaneous coronary intervention of an anomalous right coronary artery originating from the left coronary artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20676783     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery is a rare congenital anomaly that was first described in 1948 by White and Edwards. It is well established that an anomalous origin of the right coronary artery can lead to angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, or sudden death, in the absence of atherosclerosis. Thus from the literature data it has been also suggested that the abnormal origin and course of anomalous coronary arteries could make them more prone to atherosclerosis due to altered flow patterns. We report our experience involving one patient who had significant atherosclerotic disease and was successfully treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and stent implantation in an anomalous right coronary artery arising from the left coronary artery.
Diana Rudan; Nikola Todorovic; Boris Starcevic; Miroslav Raguz; Mijo Bergovec
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-08-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Wiener klinische Wochenschrift     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1613-7671     ISO Abbreviation:  Wien. Klin. Wochenschr.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-08     Completed Date:  2011-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  21620870R     Medline TA:  Wien Klin Wochenschr     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  508-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Clinic Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb, Croatia.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Vessel Prosthesis*
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / radiography*,  surgery*
Coronary Vessels / surgery*
Drug-Eluting Stents*
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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