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Surgical implications of anomalous aortic origin of the left coronary artery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2789226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a patient with exertional chest pain and anomalous aortic origin of the left coronary artery from the right coronary sinus. This patient also had circumflex coronary and right coronary artery stenoses. Following coronary bypass grafting of the circumflex and right coronary arteries in this patient, angina persisted and there was abnormal septal perfusion shown on the exercise thallium imaging despite patent grafts. The angina and perfusion defect were improved by bypass grafting of the unstenosed left anterior descending coronary artery in this patient. Thallium imaging may be useful in the preoperative assessment of patients with this anomaly.
A O Molajo; C L Bray; D C Beton; H Moussalli; M C Prescott; H J Testa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1989 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-10-16     Completed Date:  1989-10-16     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  702-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Regional Cardiothoracic Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, England.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / etiology
Aorta / abnormalities*
Constriction, Pathologic / surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Vessel Anomalies / surgery*
Heart / radionuclide imaging
Middle Aged
Thallium Radioisotopes / diagnostic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Thallium Radioisotopes

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