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Primary coronary angioplasty in a patient with anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the left sinus of Valsalva.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17906482     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a rare case of primary coronary angioplasty in a patient with acute myocardial infarction due to thrombotic occlusion of an anomalous right coronary artery arising from the left sinus of Valsalva. The non-invasive method of ischaemia localisation, such as ST-segment elevation on the electrocardiogram, was useful in identifying the infarct-related artery. A major factor was the selection of the guiding catheter to access the anomalous right coronary artery and also to obtain good angiographic visualisation and adequate support for percutaneous coronary intervention.
Salvatore Azzarelli; Francesco Amico; Michele Giacoppo; Vincenzo Argentino; Carlo Di Mario; Antonio Fiscella
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-01     Completed Date:  2008-02-04     Revised Date:  2009-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  943-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Catheterisation Unit, Cardiovascular Department, Cannizzaro Hospital, Catania, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Thrombosis
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications*
Heart Catheterization
Myocardial Infarction / etiology*,  therapy*
Sinus of Valsalva / abnormalities*

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