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Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm as a cause of right proximal coronary artery spasm.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12659998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is an infrequent cardiac anomaly. Variations in the origin and course or distribution of the epicardial coronary arteries are rarely found in the population. SVA can be acquired, secondary to infectious, degenerative or traumatic processes. This paper describes congenital right SVA and abnormal origin of conus branch of right coronary artery as a cause of acute coronary syndrome. After surgical repair of the SVA, the prognosis is usually good, and the risk of recurrence is rare.
Cihangir Uyan; Ramazan Akdemir; Ayten P Uyan; Cenk Tataroglu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-27     Completed Date:  2003-06-10     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Aneurysm / complications*,  radiography*
Coronary Angiography
Middle Aged
Muscle, Smooth, Vascular / radiography*
Sinus of Valsalva / radiography*
Spasm / etiology*,  radiography*

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